Maybe I’m the Problem

I passed by a church marquee sign the other night on the way home from community group and I groaned – loudly. I got angry (I think righteously, but of course I think that). What the sign said is true. It wasn’t heresy. But man – c’mon. Jesus is so much more than that. If […]

Family Friday: Favorite Foto

Today is the first “Family Friday” on the blog. And sadly – my family isn’t here!! Natalie and Ivy are in New Orleans having a great time with Natalie’s family. No doubt they are having a blast. I’d be there in a second, but since Redeemer is going to two services this Sunday – kind […]

Memorize for More

We all need to memorize Scripture. The psalmist stored up the Word of God in his heart to help him not sin against God (Psalm 119:11). That alone should motivate us to memorize the Word… But we need to memorize for more. More is at stake than just memorizing verses for our own walk with […]

Be a helpful critic

How to give criticism in a godly way: I see my brother/sister as one for whom Christ died (1 Cor. 8:11; Heb. 13:1) I come as an equal, who also is a sinner (Rom. 3:9, 23). I prepare my heart lest I speak out of wrong motives (Prov. 16:2; 15:28; 16:23). I examine my own […]

Blogging for Real

  Well – here we go again. This may be my 38th attempt at blogging.  But I think this one is going to stick. The motivation has been rekindled for a couple of reasons. 1. It seems this will help my ministry at Redeemer Church.  Being the Lead Pastor at Redeemer is wonderful.  I love […]