Hide and Seek

I've never really understood Romans 10:6-7 ("Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven' (that is to bring Christ down') or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is to bring Christ up from the dead)." until today. Paul's point is that faith doesn't require what John MacArthur calls "some impossible odyssey" … Continue reading Hide and Seek

A River Ran Through It

My wife and kids and I were visiting her parents in Grand Junction Colorado a couple years ago and took a short drive together to a place called Rifle Falls during our visit. The view of the mountains was breathtaking and I couldn't stop commenting on it the entire way. I had asked her dad … Continue reading A River Ran Through It

How to Give a Better Dinner Speech

I love my job. I'm a pastor on staff at a church outside of Kansas City Missouri. Once a month we host newer attendees at an informal gathering which is a strategic part of our next steps process. It works well in connecting people that want to get involved at our church. Our pastors all sit … Continue reading How to Give a Better Dinner Speech

I “Love” you Man.

That person at the office who "loves" you but frequently drops your name in a sideways jab doesn't really love you. That doesn't mean you can't "love" them back though. Don't confuse "loving" someone with not pushing back. Be kind, but be firm and tell them how it makes you feel. There's no guarantee it … Continue reading I “Love” you Man.

You Don’t Need the New iPhone

Jesus has rocked my world. If you think you know Him well there’s more. Better men and women than us in 2000 years of historical Christian witness have tried to sound the depths of Christ’s love and have all come back wanting. In humility go to the well and ask Him to reveal Himself to … Continue reading You Don’t Need the New iPhone

The Stones in the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

OK, I've heard a false statement over and over in reference to evangelism, that when someone rejects the gospel, "...they're not rejecting you. They're rejecting Jesus." There's one BIG problem with that. I believe that the people who say it are well-intentioned and that they're not bad people - they're just wrong. Philippians 3:17 "...that … Continue reading The Stones in the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace