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Why I Don’t Like Waiting on God

I often come across as a laid back, easy-going kind of guy. I don't get too worked up in situations. I take things as they come. My vocal tone is often monotone and steady. My facial expressions are often pensive... Continue Reading →

Two Traits of People with Integrity

For the past few months, the news has been filled with questions, accusations, and indictments of people's character. Our politics are not immune. Our entertainment is infected. Our athletes are exploited. Close relationships, both dating and even of parents, reveal... Continue Reading →

A Definition of Worship

When I hear the word "worship" it often refers to music. Perhaps there are certain instruments (or lack thereof) or individuals leading with their eyes closed and hands raised when you think of "worship." Maybe there are lights, maybe even... Continue Reading →

Don’t Convince Me

I sat waiting for my flight at an airport gate when I overheard a phone conversation. It was one of those conversation that was loud enough and close enough you can’t not hear it. Sitting across from me was a... Continue Reading →

How Do God’s People Lament?

There is often little to no room for grieving and weeping in the church. This theme was explored in the previous post. In this post, I want to explore "how" we go about lamenting or grieving as God's people. We... Continue Reading →

What the Church Should Learn from Pixar

In the last post, a good question to ask people is "What is your favorite Disney-Pixar movie?" My wife's family asked this question at our family reunion this summer. There were different categories for what could be considered "the best"... Continue Reading →

Pixar, The Past, and The Process

I propose a new icebreaker question for you next gathering with friends. “What is your favorite Pixar movie of all time?" The real reason to ask that question is so that you can ask the follow up question: “At one... Continue Reading →

A Matter of Priorities

I could tell you I was busy. I could tell you work left me exhausted and overwhelmed in our busiest time of year. I could tell you ministry responsibilities increased and required greater attention. I could tell you my wife... Continue Reading →

Song: “Red Sea Road” Reflection

This past year has been one of transition and uncertainty. My wife and I embarked on the journey of applying for and considering a job transition in the fall. As the calendar turned to 2017, we discovered we were pregnant with... Continue Reading →

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