#Blessed: Let’s Make It More Than A Hashtag

  #Blessed? This hastag shows up on all our social media feeds, generally in reference to a new job, new car, or new haircut. Really? We can do better than that. Psalm 1, and indeed all of God’s Word, can shed some light on what “blessed” really means. Blessed is the man     who walks not […]

Submitted to the Word: Church Leadership

A couple weeks ago, I posted about why Christians should base everything they do on the Word of God. Then I posted a case study of what it looks like for a church to base their view of membership on the Scripture. In this post, I’m going to explore what it looks like for a […]

Submitted to the Word: Church Membership

Last week, I wrote a post about Christian decision-making and why Christians should submit everything to the Word of God. In this post, I am going to explore what submitting everything to the Word of God looks like in the life of a church, specifically regarding church membership.   Church membership is one of those […]

Christian Decision Making: A Lesson from Disney

Despite the title of this post, I really do try to avoid taking spiritual lessons from Disney movies but I’ll make an exception for this one. In Disney’s The Lion King, the climactic moment comes as Simba is confronted by a choice: continue to run from his responsibility as the rightful king or return to […]

Jesus’ Resurrection Changes Everything

I finished up a sermon series through the Gospel of Matthew this morning, Easter morning, with a look at chapter 28. The church I serve and I have walked together through Matthew and we’ve seen Jesus change everything. He changes our expectations of who God can use by having a family tree that would make most mobsters […]