The Sweetest Reversal
Thoughts on comebacks, Easter, and the ultimate scoreboard.
Dear Lukewarm Christian….
Looking for a cure for lukewarm Christianity in the story of Elijah and the great showdown.
Get Real or Die Tryin’
Examining the Gospel infiltration of the hip hop culture and what it shows every Christian about boldly declaring the truth.
God vs Shame
One of the hardest commands that God ever gives…and He gives it twice! A look at Hosea and the close love of God.
Grace, Work, And Pop-tart Directions
The wisdom of Pop-tart directions and how to have a good year.
Grieving With Great Hope
A treasured text from guest writer Scott Higginbotham. A pastor’s look at 1 Corinthians and the hope available, even during a loss.
Reformation Of An Approval Junkie
A treasured text from guest writer Jerry Canupp on the goodness of Romans 8.
Polyamory and 90’s Pop Music
The beautiful and freeing restrictions of God’s design for marriage.
Faith and Film: Slumdog “Foo Fighter” Millionaire
Tracing the Gospel through an underdog movie and a classic 90’s rock song.
TREASURED TEXTS: REAL PEOPLE RECALLING PRECIOUS PASSAGES
This is an ongoing series where I’ve asked trusted people who have served God faithfully to write about a Scripture passage that has been of great significance in their life. … Continue reading
Pneumonia, Hypocrisy and Grace
I can be a hypocrite about sickness. See, when the wife starts to feel bad for any reason, I’ll push her to go get it checked out by the doctor. … Continue reading
A treasured text from guest writer Mike Murrie. Thinking through a simple phrase that applies even when life seems complex.
Letter to a Future Son
As a relatively new parent (our oldest is 4), I’m always reading parenting books, observing other parents, and asking questions. Good, Godly wisdom is out there (as it says repeatedly … Continue reading
The Worst (and Best!) Place to Hide
There was a time when I spent 20 minutes crawling on my stomach for the chance to scare one of my best friends. And yes, it’s possible (ahem, likely) that … Continue reading
Soundtrack for a Prodigal Son
What runs through your mind at your lowest point? When you stare at rock-bottom; when your plans have all failed; when the promises of joy have been unmasked as lies … Continue reading
The Moral Case for Sex Before Marriage and My Response
Breaking down the moral case for (and against) sex before marriage. Where do these paths end up? What truly satisfies?
Of Beginnings, Batman, and other things that matter…
Finding a place to start again and celebrating one of the greatest words of all time.
Who is your daddy and what does he do?
“Let me tell you a secret about a father’s love….” Becoming a parent begins a monumental shift in your life. And, even though I know this next phrase can seem … Continue reading
So Fresh and so Clean….clean? YES
“I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds! Anything is possible when your man smells like Old … Continue reading
Why Your Clark Kent Must Die
“Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes … Continue reading
“If we’ve all forgotten You, are we all forgotten too?” Paper Route—Are We All Forgotten The following three stories are all true. ************************************************************************ The other day, I watched as my … Continue reading
Blessed are the Porsche in spirit……
“When you try your best, but you don’t succeed When you get what you want, but not what you need When you feel so tired, but you can’t sleep Stuck … Continue reading
Fathers, Sons, Babies, and Easter
April is month of new life. Not just new life for flowers, trees, plants, and anything green…but for me as well. On April 19, 1987, an Easter Sunday in a … Continue reading
Hate math? It’s possible God does too….
I’ll be honest…I’ve never liked formulas, fractions, and many things math-related. Can I get an amen somebody??? Surprisingly, I think God feels the same way I do about fractions and … Continue reading
Let That Be Enough
“Joy and pain, sun and rain…You’re the same, You never let go! Joy and pain, sun and rain…You’re the same, You never let go! Joy and pain, sun and rain…You’re … Continue reading
Gutsy-ness, Global Positioning, and the Genius of James Avery
Let’s be totally bare-bones honest here….there are some prayers that are tough to even pray. Right? I find that, sometimes asking God certain things in prayer can be very challenging. … Continue reading
It’s crazy what you can learn from an untrained dog.
So, we got my brother a puppy for Christmas. This wasn’t just any puppy….this was a Jack Russell Terrier. Now, I don’t know if you speak Spanish or not, but … Continue reading
What Will Your Anthem Be?
What will your anthem be? A phrase first used in a song titled exactly that by a great band called Bleach, way back in the day. What will your anthem … Continue reading
Walls? Who needs ’em?
What is the function of a wall? Pretty easy question, right? The answer would be this: A wall is designed to keep something or someone IN or OUT of a … Continue reading
Keep Going II
“Keep Going” Part One is in my blog “archive” if you wanna check it out. I believe it is from May 07. My hope is that these words, lyrics, verses, … Continue reading
Can I Say “Intentional”??
Can I use the word “intentional?” I ask because, as I have discussed with friends, that word is getting way over-used these days, especially in Christian circles. If you asked … Continue reading
“Maybe we’ve been living with our eyes half open, Maybe we’re bent and broken. Broken. We were meant to live for so much more Have we lost ourselves? Somewhere we … Continue reading
I’ll admit it….. I get bogged down easily. Sometimes, way too easily. If you know the 4 personality types and you know me, you’ll know that I have lots of … Continue reading
He never lets go..
My brother is pretty funny when it comes to the idea of repetition. For example, one night several years ago, he heard a new worship song and was so blown … Continue reading
Westerns and warfare…
What are you facing right now? What challenge, what obstacle, what adversity are you colliding with? Where, in your walk with God, have things ceased becoming easy? What circumstance is … Continue reading