Jesus Sings

Jesus Sings

I’m spending 40 days reading through the New Testament. At my current pace, I should be done on December 31st. When I pick up the Bible and concentrate on the words, God speaks to me. It never fails. I shouldn't be surprised by that. Somehow, I always am. I’d encourage you to start your own [...]

We Never Arrive and We Are Never Selected

We Never Arrive and We Are Never Selected

Can I be vulnerable for a moment? Until recently, I lived with a worldview that caused me great frustration. Though I could never pinpoint it, I knew something was missing. As I surveyed the world, I watched people busying themselves like ants with many activities. Everyone, it appeared, had a destination in mind and worked [...]

Contentment, Limitations, and Gratitude for the Season

Contentment, Limitations, and Gratitude for the Season

I have spent the last week vacationing in the Smoky Mountains with my family and some close friends. As I write this, I’m sitting in our shared cabin overlooking a beautiful property with a creek and a spring-fed pond. The property has no cell phone service, is surrounded by lush, green trees, and is a [...]

The 3 Essential Ingredients of Discipleship

The 3 Essential Ingredients of Discipleship

One of my all-time favorite jobs was working at Trader Joe’s. While there, I learned the importance of reading labels, particularly, the list of ingredients on the side of food packaging. It was helpful to know key ingredients so I could assist customers with various dietary needs. The first thing I recall learning about ingredient [...]

On Sharing the Gospel

On Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the gospel can feel scary, especially if you are not in the habit of doing it. Our current cultural moment doesn’t help the matter. Because people are self-oriented and opposed to anything remotely religious, sharing a message that involves denying self is downright daunting. Hopefully you understand the importance of sharing the gospel, however. [...]