Praying Together

Praying together is a great privilege that each of God's children is invited to enjoy. Far too often I have neglected the privilege of praying together with my brothers and sisters in Christ and reaped the unfortunate consequences. Because of this I am glad when I come across reminders of the benefits of praying together [...]

A Word About Repetition, Boredom, and Eternity

“A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again.” . . . Perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every [...]

3 Leadership Shifts

Leadership has been a hot topic for years now. It seems like everywhere I turn, I see leadership books, podcasts, conferences, and seminars. I have learned volumes of theory about leadership and have been fortunate enough to test some of those theories in the crucible of daily church leadership for the last decade or so. [...]

For my son

What can I say about a young man who has explored astronomy and conquered the Rubik’s cube? Who is a proficient drummer and an avid reader? Who loves being at home with his family but is not afraid to travel the world? Who can code a computer and is half way to earning a black [...]

A Shepherd and His Work

Shepherd is repeatedly the metaphor the Bible uses to describe Jesus' relationship to His people. In John 10:11 Jesus refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd. In Matthew 9:36 Jesus is moved with compassion because the crowds were like sheep without a shepherd. The 23rd Psalm declares, "The Lord is my shepherd." The 23rd Psalm not [...]