Jesus, Son of God [sermon]

Listen to the sermon here In this brief series entitled ICHTHUS, we are looking at the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Jesus spread through a startlingly simple confession: that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, God’s Son, and Savior. In the face of dozens of other competing religions, and in the teeth […]

This is Why We Read, Preach, and Teach the Whole Bible

Let me tell you why it’s wise to teach the whole Bible (or “the whole counsel of God” as some like to say). When the Holy Spirit is involved, he knows exactly what every person there needs to hear. The Spirit guides the preacher who wants to be a vessel for his work. He takes seemingly less […]

Don’t Forget to Pray for This!

The Kingdom of God is advancing, and taking over new territory. It’s easy to forget that this includes your own heart. We should be praying for God’s kingdom to take over the unconquered areas of our hearts. Anxiety shows us these unconquered areas. It shows us what we’re not trusting God for. Jesus tells us not […]

3H Leadership (Complete text of my keynote talk at BASIC:Live)

Today I had the honor of serving as one of the keynote speakers for the BASIC:Live online college leadership conference.  Below is the complete text of the talk I shared. Enjoy!   We’re going to talk about leadership in the Kingdom of God for the next few minutes. The world needs leaders. Our ministries and the […]

Eyewitnesses to Jesus?

It’s that time of year when magazines and news shows know they can attract some eyeballs with “breakthrough discoveries” about Jesus, and raise “new” questions about the historicity of the Bible. So it’s not a bad time to brush up on why Christians believe what we believe. After all, Christians believe the resurrection really happened–not in […]

The Bridge to the Bridge

  I have a new post up over at the Collegiate Collective, entitled “The Bridge to the Bridge.” It’s about how to have spiritual conversations that lead to gospel conversations. Here’s a snippet: Spiritual conversations are not-yet gospel conversations, pregnant with possibility, but not sufficient for salvation. But that does not mean they are unimportant! Rather, they […]

On “Zero-Sum Ministry”

I have a post up over at The Gospel Coalition entitled Escape the Zero-Sum Ministry Priorities Game | TGC | The Gospel Coalition. Here’s a snippet: When it comes to stewarding our resources, even visionary leaders can operate from a scarcity mindset. We look at our little pie of resources and divide it in to smaller and smaller pieces, […]

I’m Pretty Excited About This!!

This has been brewing for a little while, but I finally get to tell you about it! I’m hosting a College Ministry Social during The Gospel Coalition’s national conference in Orlando, FL, on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 9:30pm. If you’ll be there, or want to pass this along to someone who will be, it’s pretty simple: We’re […]