A Book To Help You Grow

Theology books seem to grow on trees. And like fruit, they are either bright to the tongue, packed with smile-inducing flavors and vital nutrients—or they are rotted with worms. Let’s avoid the last category, mkay? Brandon Smith and I wrote an intro to theology, crammed with pineapple sweetness while flowing with the essential vitamins—like the […]

I Can’t Lead This Church

I put on slacks, dressy black shoes, a shirt with more than three buttons, and drove to the interview for the Lead Pastor position at Redeemer Bible Church. All of the guys doing the interviewing knew me. We team-planted the church together. But, rightfully so, they put me through the paces just like every other […]

Top 10 Books I Read in 2016

Better late than never. Be sure to also check out Tim Challies’ compilation of the best books. My list of books isn’t limited to books published in 2016. These are my 10 favorite books I read in 2016. Top 2 Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World by Larry Hurtado. This […]

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

We are less than a week from Christmas, and if you are still looking for a gift for your husband, brother, or son—or pastor—you better hurry. But don’t worry, I got ya covered. Below are a list of perfect last-minute gifts. You can either snag these gifts on Amazon Prime (2-Day shipping) or rely on […]

14 Things We Learn About Jesus in 14 Verses

Hebrews begins with an exploding fire hydrant of the awesomeness of Jesus. The glory of Jesus is for our good and our joy. He wields for our benefit. This all-amazing and omni-awesome Jesus is also all-committed to his sheep, his brothers and sisters. In Hebrews 1—alone!—there are 14 worship igniting truths about Jesus from which […]