I turned 36 today. I had a friend of mine who is an old man (putting that there because I’m pretty sure he’ll be reading this) recently told me I am “in my prime.” While not by NFL standards, unless you’re Tom Brady I guess, I do suppose 36 is “prime” age for life in ministry and life in general.
My 6-year-old daughter has been avidly reading her kids Bible. She’s read it through several times and is now excitedly reading her sister’s kids Bible, which her sister just got her for 5th birthday this week. Using sister’s birthday presents is always better than using your own, of course. These are the kids Bibles that […]
I started my church 11 years ago with big dreams for God. Church planting networks want people with big dreams for God. We create huge conferences to encourage people to dream big dreams for God. At this point your “cynic radar” is already starting to go off as you read this. Bear with me a […]
INSTRUCTIONS: Make up an imaginary person. This person could be truly imagined, like the Tooth Fairy, or you can pick someone who has died and make up imaginary things about their life, like a tall tale. Now, you need to write down these imaginary stories. You write down that this imaginary person rose from the […]
Easter Sunday is coming, which has a lot of people thinking about resurrection from the dead. Two Sundays ago, I preached on how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after he had been dead (and smelly) for 4 days (John 11). This was the straw that broke the camel’s back for the religious leaders to […]
Suffering is one of the most common reasons people doubt God. If God is so loving, how can such bad things happen? Trite statements by Christians only make this worse: Something good will come out this, just wait. God has a purpose for everything. Something good will come out of rape, child abuse, or the […]