Rejoicing in Lament – Book Review

Jesus told the story of two men who built houses. One man built his house on the rock, the other built his house on the sand. When the rains came one house stood and one house fell. The obvious moral of the story was to be like the wise man and build … [Read more]

When It’s Time to Blame God


Yesterday I woke to find messages on my phone from a dear friend whose daughter was in a horrible car accident. And then last night I heard that 21 Christians were beheaded by ISIS for being a “people of the cross.” Yesterday was a clear reminder … [Read more]

No, You Can’t Do Everything


I haven't posted on the blog here as much as I would like to. I find posts are harder and harder to write. There was once a time, in 2013, when you couldn't stop the ideas and the writing. They just kept coming. I could hardly write fast enough. I … [Read more]

Why I’m Using Logos 6


One question I get a lot is, "How do you do it all? How do you pastor, prepare sermons, plan talks, keep your blog updated, write a book, and still have time for your family?" Well, one answer to that question is that I work very hard at being … [Read more]

I See Race


America is at an important place in our history. For a long time we have believed the conversation about race was behind us. With a black president and black attorney general how can anyone say we have a race problem? But if Ferguson has taught us … [Read more]

The Surprise of Judgment

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One of the surprises, for me, of becoming a blogger is the people I get to "meet." While I haven't physically met Joshua, he has become a friend through our interactions on social media, email, and Skype. Josh is the real deal. He loves Jesus, cares … [Read more]