There are many people today who are skeptical toward the notion of absolute truth. They say things like, “that’s true for you, but not for me.” This attitude and perspective is generally called relativism. This attitude is not always inappropriate. There definitely are opinions which are relative … [Read more...] about Do You Care About Truth?
Without Jesus I Suck
A friend of mine, Maurice Hicks has created some shirts with the statement “Without Jesus I Suck”. I love the message behind these shirts and the way they get people's attention. We need to know that without Jesus we all suck. Isaiah 59:2 says “It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. … [Read more...] about Without Jesus I Suck
Strategic Planning Steps
My church is implementing a deliberate process for our strategic planning creative process. I’m sure that someone way smarter came up with this originally, but I don't know who. ( If you do know who please let me know so I can give them some credit.) I thought these steps were really helpful, … [Read more...] about Strategic Planning Steps
Get Yourself a Mint
Ok, so you may not necessarily need a mint for your breath, but at Chik-Fil-A when you get a mint, you get much more than just a mint. When you get a mint from Chik-Fil-A you also get a nugget of wisdom from Chik-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy on the mint wrapper. Check out a few nuggets from my … [Read more...] about Get Yourself a Mint
5 Things I Liked About The Dark Knight
1. The greater appreciation it gave me for a functional legal system and police force in my own community, contrasted with the systemic corruption of Gotham city. 2. The heroic example of Bruce Wayne fighting for justice and community transformation in the midst of a very discouraging … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Liked About The Dark Knight
How Much Does Legalized Abortion Matter?
Abortion has gone on legally in the United States for over thirty years now. What does this mean for Christians? Should we care? If so, where should it rank with our other priorities and political concerns? We could look at the issue from a sociological perspective, but as a follower of Jesus … [Read more...] about How Much Does Legalized Abortion Matter?
Willow Creek Leadership Summit Recap (part 2)
Day 2 Session 5 Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life Church.tv spoke on "How Leader's Can Get IT and Keep IT". The "IT" factor is sort of an intangible sense that something really good is going on in a church. Though Craig couldn't define exactly what "IT" is, he was pretty sure that it had … [Read more...] about Willow Creek Leadership Summit Recap (part 2)
Willow Creek Leadership Summit Recap (Part 1)
The past two days I had the opportunity to participate in the 2008 Willow Creek Leadership Summit. Though the conference was held in the Chicago area it was broadcast live to participating conference sites around the world. During the course of two day conference we heard from some great … [Read more...] about Willow Creek Leadership Summit Recap (Part 1)
No Place Like Home
Since getting married in May my wife and I have been traveling a ton! After our honeymoon we immediately jumped into two months of ministry-related travel for two months. My wife previously posted some of our interesting summer travel stats including the following: - we have slept in 12 different … [Read more...] about No Place Like Home
While up in the the Northeast earlier this summer visiting some family and ministry partners, I had the opportunity to take my wife to Niagara Falls. I used to go there a lot as a kid because it is only a few hours from where my parents live and also, unlike major theme parks, it is completely … [Read more...] about No Excuses
Holding the Ropes
In 18th century England there was virtually no zeal in the church to participate in reaching "every nation" with the gospel. But William Carey (b. 1761) had different ideas than most of his contemporaries. His heart was stirred for the unreached. While working as a shoe maker, William Carey made … [Read more...] about Holding the Ropes
We Christians try really hard, but sometimes the ideas that we come up with are just plain awful! This 62 foot high Jesus statue, apparently supposed to be Jesus worshipping faces the northbound lane of I-75 in Monroe, Ohio (North of Cincinnati). Because of the hand positions of the Jesus statue … [Read more...] about Touchdown Jesus?