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We Don’t Have An Evangelism Problem

October 13th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I used to think the problem was a lack of evangelism. It turns out that isn’t it. What is the problem? We have a love problem. Back when you were in High school or college you didn’t need much motivation to go talk with the person you were attracted to. You pretty much had to […]

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Exodus Always Comes Before Sinai

October 6th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I heard this phrase in graduate school and it stuck with me – the way God works, Exodus always comes before Sinai. God delivers his people from impossible odds before he gives any hint of expectation or response. Often we view it the other way around – where we think God will only do for […]

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Running Church Like a Business?

September 20th, 2021 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

After sitting through hundreds of elders meetings I can tell there are lots of different kinds of elders out there. All of them deserve respect due to doing a volunteer job that few are ever actually trained to do and the fact that they are serving God. I have worked under some truly great shepherds […]

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Is God Calling You To Plant a Church?

September 11th, 2021 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

The week before COVID hit the US full on in March 2020 my wife and I were at the Exponential church planting conference in Orlando. We had wondered if at some point in our ministry we would plant a church but weren’t really sure if that was the case or not. We heard amazing speakers, […]

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Book Review: “Talking With Teens about Sexuality”

August 23rd, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Considering that we have ten and twelve year old boys I was grateful to read Beth Robinson and Latayne Scott’s new book, “Talking With Teens About Sexuality: Critical conversations about social media, gender identity, same-sex attraction, pornography, purity, dating, etc“! We have had multiple conversations with our boys about sex, sexuality, and what healthy relationships […]

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Why I Changed My Mind on Gender Inclusive Bible Translations – Twice

August 9th, 2021 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

In the mid 1980s the NRSV committee decided to adjust their translation philosophy to a more gender neutral approach. The TNIV followed in the early 2000s as did the New Living Translation and finally the New American Standard Bible. When I first became aware of this I was skeptical. I figured politics had to be […]

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The Center of Christianity Has Shifted: 6 Shifts

July 28th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The decline of Christianity in the West has been met with a rise in Christianity in the global South and East. Ministers from other countries are coming to the United States to teach us principles they have learned in multiplying movements. I heard of this possibility a few years ago but I had no idea […]

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Can You Articulate the Gospel?

July 11th, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

In the comments below – articulate the Gospel. Take as much space as you want to fully explain what you believe the good news about Jesus entails. Second, write a briefer/twitter version of what the gospel is. Third, give some feedback on how easy or difficult it was to write what you wrote. Thanks!

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Our Gospel/Evangelism Problem

July 10th, 2021 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

The more I learn about evangelism the more I see we have a gospel problem. This problem is on a number of fronts: 1 – It has become culturally unacceptable to share faith – it communicates that you have a way of life that is better than what someone else has chosen. 2 – The […]

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How Cultural Shifts Affect Our Biblical Understanding

July 1st, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I was reading through the New American Standard the other day and noticed that in some cases they had made a shift to more gender neutral verbiage when referring to groups of people that were male and female. The idea is that when the Bible says “men” or “he/him” in general instructions that it can […]

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