Confessing The Sin of Platforming

“Let us make a name for ourselves” (Genesis 11:4). This is my confession. I’ve dabbled and stumbled into the sin of self-importance, ego, vain glory, and tooting my own rusty horn. I’ve wished for a platform—not a soapbox on my corner of the web. Who doesn’t want to be noticed? Who doesn’t want their peers […]

How To Move to Weekly Communion

For four years now, Redeemer Church has been enjoying weekly remembrance of our Lord at his supper. I detailed the biblical and historical reasons why we made the switch to weekly enjoyment. Simply, I think the answer is always more gospel, not less. Why not enjoy more of the gospel? Also, with a weekly remembrance of […]

Thank God For The Reformers!

Nick Batzig and the Christward Collective let me run a new piece over there on our present-day worship services and reverb of the Reformation: “You’ve heard that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. Fair enough. But in light of the 500th year celebration of the Reformation, those who don’t know history […]

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 […]