** This blog post is not my own creation… this is a passage from a sermon by John Ortberg. PLEASE check out his teaching at mppc.org sometime. The name of this sermon is called “The Main Thing”. It claims that the main thing for churches, our ultimate mission is to “present everyone mature in Christ.” […]Read More “The Main Thing”
Recently I saw this image online… I must say… at first glance one may choose to re-post this to their Facebook wall or tweet it to the world in order to help us all realize how messed up our society is. It’s a powerful image… but I have a problem with it. It was unsettling… […]Read More Unsettled
So I was thinking today about the people in my life who I am grateful for… people who have helped to shape me and who have walked with me through life. I knew some of these people personally – like my small group leaders at church, neighbors, coaches, family members… But then there were other […]Read More Mentors
As I’ve been thinking and praying about our church’s youth Workcamp this July, an old Steven Curtis Chapman song from the late 90’s called “The Change” came to mind – and it really struck me. I hadn’t heard the song for years, and it just popped into my head. It’s a fun song to listen […]Read More “What about the Change?”
On a forum post on the website soulpancake.com this challenge was issued: “Prove the (Non)Existence of God” The following was my response:Read More To Prove (or disprove) God? …
I was hanging out on an awesome new site called http://www.soulpancake.com – I highly recommend it if you like sharing ideas and asking questions about God and life. Anyhoo, someone there asked this question: Why doesn’t God speak to me? And went on to say: “I have talked to a handful of people who have […]Read More How does God speak to us?
Yet another moment in my life when God taught me something through the joys of parenthood.Read More What we say matters