Being an over-thinker who feels deeply and is perpetually single, real friendships matter to me but are not easily had. Connections have to be organic not forced. That's what led me to study the bond Jonathan initiated with David.
What do I want you to take away from this short blog about women in ministry? That complementarianism is not the only option for those who believe that the Bible is God's authoritative Word.
First: You can do this...with God's help. This blog is going to feel heavy to some parents, so I wanted to start by declaring that you can be an active, intentional parent by the power of the Spirit who lives within you. You are not perfect...no one is. There are going to be days where … Continue reading Growing Humans
Eric Geiger said, “A local church filled with silos does not feel like one church but rather a disconnected collection of sub-ministries with their own visions and missions.” I didn’t realize I had been doing ministry this way until a few years ago when I experienced a season in which silos were truly gone. Our … Continue reading Decreasing Ministry Silos
During this time of "at home church" several thoughts have come to mind: I am so thankful for so many churches stepping it up to continue to spiritually feed their congregations. I have missed gathering and hearing the congregation join in praise. If you’ve never stood in front of a congregation bellowing out praise to … Continue reading Longing for Gathered Worship
My church recently called a new pastor. His first several sermons were delivered to a camera and streamed on YouTube. The pandemic has been pretty weird here as he has attempted to build relationships while not being able to see his people. When we started talking about re-gathering with no nursery or childcare, my pastor … Continue reading Preaching to a Multi-generational Congregation
Included in this article are 5 reasons why children should attend/participate in corporate worship services and 5 tips for parents. There are varying opinions among church leaders on whether children should have their own program during the corporate worship service or should attend service with their parents. This article is not meant to say that … Continue reading Kids in Worship Service
This past weekend, I had the honor of speaking during Collective Weekend, a gathering of Student Ministries in our city. Below is the transcript of my sermon on Defining the Gospel. Towards the center and ending of the transcript you'll find four points from Colossians 1 which define the gospel. Good morning. It's good to be … Continue reading Defining the Gospel
Every Wednesday morning I have the awesome blessing of speaking at Veritas Christian School during chapel. Below is the manuscript from Chapel on December 18th answering the question: what does it really mean that Jesus, God the Son, was born on Earth? Y'all, Christmas is in 7 days! And I'm super excited! Are you? Why? … Continue reading Born as a Baby: Manuscript from Veritas School Chapel, Dec 18th
Relationships are messy, and they take hard work. One member inevitably does something to cause a rift between him or her and their friend, co-worker, or spouse at some point during the relationship. This rift can only be mended through apologizes and forgiveness. Just like this, Man's relationship with God is messy and complicated. The … Continue reading Christmas: Reconciling Us to God