Idol.

God is jealous. He’s not a big fan of anything taking His place as the captivator of our hearts. Even good and holy things. Yeah, read that one again: Even good and holy things can become idols. Anytime we place greater value on the gift than on the Giver, we’ve seriously overstepped some boundaries. And […]

Stories.

I share a lot on this blog. A lot of deeply personal stuff about my own shortcomings, even. Transparency is not something you’ll find lacking here…. Which is where the problem comes in. You see, I was a student pastor for a couple of years at a church back home. There is even a “Reverend” […]

Underlined.

I read a lot. But only since starting to meet weekly, and read through the Bible with a friend of mine, have I begun to underline in books. Mostly, I just do this for passages in Scripture that really stick out, or that I have overlooked before. Though, occasionally I run across something in a […]

Cycles.

This is a weird and difficult season for me. I feel like I’m fighting to keep my head above water. Things keep happening, going wrong. Before I can work through and get over one thing, another comes up. And quite frankly, its a bit overwhelming. The sudden breakup. My grandmother’s passing. Speaking engagement cancelled. Possibile career […]

Wait.

I stumbled across this recently in one of my old blogs. The date is from August 2007, but it applies today just as well. Over the past three years, I’ve changed a lot. But some things haven’t changed at all… I still have conversations, look at my relationships, and question. What have I missed? What could I have […]

Granny.

Last Wednesday night I got a phone call from my mom. She had been told that Granny Audry had only less than 24 hours to live. It wasn’t surprising. She’d been in failing health for months now. But still when you get that kind of time frame, it sobers you. I packed a few things […]

Review [L. Sweet/F. Viola :: Jesus Manifesto]

Thanks once again to my good friends at Thomas Nelson and BookSneeze for providing me a complimentary copy of Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola’s Jesus Manifesto. Any of my blogging friends who like to read, seriously look into BookSneeze. It’s a great way to stay ahead of the game on influential books that may be coming […]