Testimony

In Bill Hybels' book, Just Walk Across the Room, he challenges his readers to write out their faith story in 100 words or less.  Here is my 105-word attempt: As a young person I dreamed of growing up to become a doctor.  Then, I saw a "20/20" special on successful people who had attempted suicide. … Continue reading Testimony

Faith and the Art of Motorcycle Maneuvering

I’m a new motorcycle rider.  As I’ve been learning to operate my new vehicle, I’m finding that it’s much like faith.  To ride a motorcycle, a person has to trust an invisible principle to keep him up.  He doesn’t have the visible certainty that comes from another two tires.  No one can test the principle … Continue reading Faith and the Art of Motorcycle Maneuvering

The Bottom Line

Two years into my stint as a children's minister for a medium-large church, I found myself in our prayer room crying out to God for answers and relief. My question to him: "Why is this so heavy?" His answer: "It's consumerism." Next I asked him, "How can we combat consumerism?  It's everywhere." He replied, "It's the … Continue reading The Bottom Line

Organic Church Planter Training

The gospel is a seed which takes root in the hearts of individuals and bears fruit through redeemed relationships.  Having borne fruit it, must then spread into the soil of other hearts and so The Growth Wheel continues to turn.  In this way, healthy disciples of Christ are produced and reproduced spreading the knowledge of God in the … Continue reading Organic Church Planter Training

Starbucks Appreciation Day

I cannot endorse homosexual marriage.  Sometimes I wish I could.  I don't want to come across as bigoted or intolerant.  I don't want to erect unnecessary hurdles to people coming to faith in Christ.  I don't believe that anyone woke up one morning and thought, "I think I'll be sexually attracted to someone of the … Continue reading Starbucks Appreciation Day