I Went to a Fight and a Prayer Meeting Broke Out

Faith in the workplace. Can we acknowledge that bringing faith into the workplace is sometimes a difficult topic?   Internally, people feel confusion. Externally, it’s a minefield. Maybe it’s awkward coffee break conversations. Or maybe it’s loaded with professional repercussions that impact promotions and even employment.   But sometimes it’s just funny.   Watch this video about former […]

The Thing About Meetings

The thing about meetings is that they are necessary. Not everyone seems to think that these days though. “Get rid of meetings!” they seem to say. But meetings are necessary. Granted, all the meetings you’re having are probably not necessary. And they may not need to be as frequent as you have them. And they […]

Just Go Jogging

Church isn’t for perfect people. It’s not for people who think they have it all together. I like Rich Mullins’ tongue-in-cheek sentiment here: If you think you’ve arrived, just go for a run instead. Or a leisurely brunch. Or crunch those fantasy numbers. Or sleep in. Because church is for the weak, the needy, the sick, […]

Jesus, the Savior

I wrapped up our 3-part mini-series on ICHTHUS this past Sunday by looking at Jesus as our Savior and Atoning Sacrifice. It’s a bit long but, hey, substitutionary atonement is deep waters!   You can listen to part 1 on Jesus the Christ here and part 2 on Jesus, God’s Son here.

What I’m Reading

From time to time, I thought I’d share what I’m reading and finding helpful or stimulating. If you’re reading these or anything else interesting, I’d love to know in the comments! As you might expect from Keller, a marvel of genius-by-compression on many issues of preaching. As one reviewer said, more of a manifesto than manual. […]

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 […]

ICYMI–Three Ways to Promote Healthy Relationships

Earlier this week, I had a post over at the Collegiate Collective (where I’m one of the editors) on promoting healthy relationships. It’s been well-received. Here’s the lede: Here we go again! It’s that time of year. You know what I mean: with Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, the litany of relationship talk reaches a […]

Should I Go? The Both/And of Body Life

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 5:42 As a campus minister and pastor, I have a lot of conversations with people about their involvement in church, fellowship groups, and small groups. I’m noticing an increasing […]

Simple But Powerful Gestures

Sometimes the simplest gestures are the most powerful. One of my students named Connor recently demonstrated this, as he shared how he’s been reaching out to the people in his dorm. Connor is a freshman, and towards the end of last semester, he was looking for winsome ways to share his faith with the people walking […]