Run a Collaborative Meeting Without Bloodshed in 7 Steps

This Monday Memory brought by way of a post I wrote in February 2018. I love people. I like meeting with people. I hate meetings. Let me rephrase that.  I don't hate meetings — just the unproductive ones that waste everyone's time... and by everyone's time, I mean my time. "Christmas may not be important to some people, but it is very important to the rest of us!" … Continue reading Run a Collaborative Meeting Without Bloodshed in 7 Steps

5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study

Yesterday marked the first completion of reading the Bible through in a year for me. 2019 was a great year of faith building and growth in Christ and I believe this was largely due to a consistent time with God in His Word and in prayer. Here I'm compiling five things that made the most … Continue reading 5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study

Beautiful Bogotá Columbia, day two.

There's 100 of us collectively from Kansas City (Abundant Life, Lee's Summit), Rogersville Arkansas, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and our host, Vida Nueva Iglesia, from Bogotá. The mornings are spent downtown evangelizing. Today we took the Merchant route and bought time with people. The first conversation was with a shoe shiner and our second being … Continue reading Beautiful Bogotá Columbia, day two.

How to Share the Gospel on the Go

The best type of evangelism is done through the basis of relationships but sometimes you don’t have that luxury. Christians need to be ready whenever the need arises to give the gospel, whether or not there is an ongoing relationship with the person. This is typical when you meet people on a plane, in another … Continue reading How to Share the Gospel on the Go

The Music of Conversation

21 years ago this month I was in a van with seven other people that ended up becoming very dear to me. We traveled for Baptist Bible College in Springfield Missouri on a musical recruiting team. Our travel schedule lasted throughout the school year going to churches on the weekend, and also for 10 weeks … Continue reading The Music of Conversation

A Letter to an Old Friend

Old friend, you've aged. Your laughter has creased the sides of your mouth and eyes, but I still see the 10 year old beneath them. Old friend, you're tired. The wind of your cares has blown its' mark on your head and hands, but did not erase the scar above your nose from the baseball … Continue reading A Letter to an Old Friend

How to Apologize like a Boss

While driving my son back from an orthodontist appointment he pointed out a grammatical error on a sign over a feeding center owned and operated by a local church.  The sign says "Fishes 'N' Loaves".  I wonder how many people see that sign and completely discount that church as irrelevant based on nothing else.  For all we … Continue reading How to Apologize like a Boss