During our service a few weeks ago, I was passing the offering basket over to my wife, when I heard the sound of change dropping to the floor. Pennies and dimes bouncing and clanging, not in tune with the song the band had begun to sing. As a few of us were trying to get … Continue reading Jesus Loves the Little Churches
I took a year off from this blog without setting out to do so. In fact, outside of a few book reviews and a handful of contributions for Gospel-Centered Discipleship, the bulk of my writing came in many other forms. Sermons, curriculums, e-mails, papers, letters, texts, journals, tweets. They are each their own sort of … Continue reading INDENT
For the second year in a row now, I have spent the Advent season reading through the book of Isaiah. Blogger, author, and Twitter aficionado Tony Reinke helped to start this project and did a wonderful job setting the trajectory for our study of it, and hundreds have joined along online. This year, I wanted … Continue reading An #IsaiahChristmas Catechism
“Sprowl.” That’s how new I was to R.C. Sproul’s ministry. Delivering the first sermon I would ever preach before my peers at college ministry (Isaiah 48:9-11), I ended up pronouncing his last name “Sprowl” the day I gave my message. Should an esteemed seminary professor ever get a hold of that audio file (they won’t), … Continue reading Remembering R.C.
A protestor, a reformer, a revolutionary, a hothead – and so much more. Continue reading Martin Luther: An Ordinary Reformer
I remember walking into youth group that Wednesday night around a decade ago. I was so excited about the evening’s upcoming events. As a church, we had been advertising this night heavily, encouraged on multiple occasions to make sure we invite our friends to be a part of what we were doing. There was more … Continue reading Is Inviting People to Church Enough?
Don’t be so immersed in capturing the moment that you miss it altogether. Continue reading Don’t Take a Picture; It Won’t Last Longer.