Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2013«

Extending Love

April 23, 2013 by


Throughout the last week many stories of sadness and heroism have arisen from the bombings at the Boston marathon. Instinctively, people ran to the scene, not away from it. The bombers casually and with indifference wandered away.  This is one of the differences between the Gospel and sin.  Jesus ran to us in the tragedy […]

The Price of Leadership

April 17, 2013 by


There are many things in life for which we pay a price. There’s the monetary price we pay for the things we buy. You can talk to a football player about the physical price he pays for playing the game he loves. There is the price of time and effort we pay in study or […]


April 16, 2013 by


Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of yesterday’s tragedy. While we usually post on Tuesdays, today we will not. Our Nation mourns. People are asking questions and searching for answers. While there is plenty to say and there will be a time to do so, silence, sadness, and mourning can sometimes […]

A Prayer of Fatherly Blessing

April 9, 2013 by


After over twenty years of youth ministry, if I had to pick one decisive influence in the life of the average teenager, I would say it is their relationship with their father (or lack thereof.)  My own story of coming to faith in Christ is inextricably linked to my relationship with my own father, and I now […]

Creating Culture – Part 2

April 2, 2013 by


How do we create culture?  The question is far too broad and deep to thoroughly address in a blog post (or even a series of posts).  Brilliant men and women spend their lives studying culture.  As leaders, we need to continually challenge ourselves; therefore, it is a worthwhile endeavor to spend time thinking, reading, and […]