More Than Enough

Things here, things there, things everywhere.Things fill our lives. By things, we do survive.It’s part of who we are. We need bigger houses and enjoy nicer cars.People love to consume things. Things love to consume people.It just keeps piling it up ’til it’s as high as the church steeple. I’ve never considered myself a poet. … Continue reading More Than Enough

Wounds & Scars

“If you want everyone to like you, don’t be a pastor. Go sell ice cream.” ~Ed Stetzer People want to be liked. This seems especially true for pastors and ministry leaders, and rightfully so. Wanting to be appreciated by those we’ve committed our lives to serve is only natural. Yet we know that some people … Continue reading Wounds & Scars

Ichabod Spirit

Imagine your family uprooting and moving to a new community. You are excited. You move into a new house, enroll the kids in a new school, get settled in, and start familiarizing yourself with the place you now call home.   Imagine the community being small—a place where everybody knows everybody. It seems lovely on the … Continue reading Ichabod Spirit

The Great Delusion

Over the span of a few weeks I’ve come across two news stories celebrating child drag queens. Yes, you read that correctly; I said, “child drag queens.” On top of these alarming headlines, I am sure you’re familiar with the legislation recently passed in New York that permits a woman to have a late-term abortion, … Continue reading The Great Delusion

Three Things

Someone recently asked me what I would focus on if I were trying to steward new life in a declining or stagnant congregation. I told them I would focus on three things intently, and I would not waver. Renewal First, I would cultivate a culture of renewal/revival: a kingdom culture of transformation. We should do … Continue reading Three Things