I’m hopeful about our future, but not because Obama told me to be

I have always admired Barack Obama and his eloquence; although often marked by loftiness, he speaks to me as an educated person. I am often motivated after I hear him speak and the same was true the other night during his State of the Union address, the last address he will give during his presidency. […]

As droves leave the church, I see an opportunity, not tragedy

Here’s some bad news for Christendom, but maybe good news for church planters: according to Pew and quoting the New York Times: “Seventy-one percent of American adults were Christian in 2014, the lowest estimate from any sizable survey to date, and a decline of 5 million adults and 8 percentage points since a similar Pew […]

Letting our actions speak for us

Judgmental, hypocritical, anti-gay. Millennials choose those three words to describe the church. In an era of people increasingly losing faith and a construction of personal realities (which is really just a submission to some other evangelical force), building the church can be hard. Especially with such a bad reputation. So often our words are hypocritical and […]

Pentecost and six heart languages that God uses to speak to us

Some of my posts are based on messages I offer at the Circle of Hope, Broad & Dauphin PMs, you can hear the original message here. Subscribe to the podcast here. It really is a beautiful image that the Pentecost symbolizes: that God speaks to us in a language that we understand. The most explicit way this is shown […]