The Story of Jesus

During a recent snow day, my son forced my wife into being the videographer for her multi-scene story of Jesus which he told with Lego Jesus, Jenga blocks, Disney princesses as the women at the tomb, and Lego Mixels as …

Guest Blog: Go Love, Go Serve

Social media has been on fire as of late with differing opinions concerning the state of our country and the decisions that are being made. Recently, a friend of mine who also happens to be a member of our church, …

The Dangerous Duty of Democracy

Last night I was sitting in my bedroom with my iPad flipping back and forth between the election results and Facebook. As election results came in, Facebook blew up in a million different directions. Politics has always rubbed me the wrong way. There is something in all of it that just bothers me – regardless of political system. The main issue that I have is that we were never made for politics. The best system a theocracy – where God runs the show and we listen. But, as the kings of Israel and Judah have shown us, we’re not always that good at listening anyway. The second half of my issue is, I think, the many ways that the Devil uses politics to propel us into sin. This morning, as I pondered these things, I decided to sit down and think about the ways that politics causes me to sin and some of the ways that I have seen this election process cause those around me to sin. Here is my list so far.

3 Excellent Digital Tools for Scripture Memory

I just got back from a fantastic weekend at Winter Retreat with the teens from my church. It was a wonderful weekend of worship, teaching, camaraderie, and fun. We studied Ephesians 6:10-20Open in Logos Bible Software (if available) – the armor of God. One of the things that challenged me was the importance of Scripture memory. I have been lazy in my Scripture memory and it is an area that I need to grow in this year. Over the years I have used several different tools to memorize Scripture, and I am resurrecting several of them to up the ante when it comes to wielding the sword! Hopefully they will help you too!

Dad, Where Did God Come From?

The drive to school with my 2nd and 3rd grade children was interesting this morning. We were talking about God and I was attempting to make the Trinity understandable. This, of course, was difficult as I’m pretty confident that their seminary-educated father doesn’t perfectly understand how it all works. But I was making the best of it – using the good old egg analogy.

Then came the question, “Dad, where did God come from?”

This post offers some resources that might help you explore this question (and others concerning God) to your little heart’s content!

Los Angeles, CA – May 16

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Philadelphia, PA – May 21

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10 Resources For Your Theological Roots

I remember getting my first job (and only job) as a pastor over 10 years ago. Well….I wasn’t reeeally a pastor, I was a worship guy. Regardless of what you want to call me, I was theologically clueless. I knew that …

Brooklyn, NY – June 11

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