Light in the Darkness

Scanning the headlines or watching cable news often brings a gloom over me. Every day we are bombarded with more evidence that we live in a sin-afflicted world. Wars. Natural disasters. Outright hatred within our country and beyond. Pastors who are disqualified from ministry. To be honest, I feel the tinge of anxiety and depression … More Light in the Darkness

A New Opportunity

Lord, use us to take the gospel to the nations or use us to send many in our place. This is the prayer that Margaret and I started praying before we were married. We have both been scarred by the realization that there are billions in the world who have never even heard of Jesus. Those … More A New Opportunity

Four Reasons Pastors Must Address Faith & Work

This article was originally published on Dec. 4, 2015 at the Intersect Project website. Addressing issues of faith and work may seem insignificant to some pastors. After all, there’s usually some crisis in the world that you need to address publicly or some particular struggle within the congregation to which you need to give attention. … More Four Reasons Pastors Must Address Faith & Work

Outliers, Success, and the Sovereignty of God

What causes success? That question—or rather, answers to that question—have produced countless books, conferences, and soul-searching experiences. Success is an obsession for our culture. Judging by most of the literature and films on the topic, determination and skill are the two ingredients to success. You want to succeed? Look to the example of Rocky Balboa or … More Outliers, Success, and the Sovereignty of God

Jesus is Greater than Your Twitter Bio

We use all sorts of activities and attributes to define ourselves. Runner. Writer. Foodie. Christian. Jesus freak. Agnostic. Democrat. Libertarian. Baller. Coffee snob. Reader. Dad. Mom. Reluctant father-in-law. Our social media bios are filled with descriptors like these. Now, let’s be honest. Just because I list something on my bio doesn’t mean that it’s true. … More Jesus is Greater than Your Twitter Bio