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BLDG 28 is merging…

I would like, for just a moment, to lay before you a picture. Imagine with me a military company, bedecked in weaponry and trained for battle. The force has a boldly declared objective and a clearly defined mission. Stretched before the company is a path that leads them ever forward as they march toward that […]

Answering the Call of Church Planting

Through a collection of eclectic ragamuffins, naive to the grit of Gospel-planting, disenchanted with “the way church had become,” and boldly impassioned to see north Pinellas and the greater Tampa Bay Area reached with the message of legit Christianity, God birthed BLDG 28 in the spring of 2011. With a name that more closely resembled […]

Condemnation and Affection?

“How could a loving God condemn…?” The email inquiry came from a concerned mother. It was not at all a new question but the subject matter stilll caused me to bite my lower lip as the angst of that mother is shared deeply by this father. In a culture that adores, preaches, and rationalizes from […]

Wounding the god of Comfort in the Burbs

Each fall impassioned football fanatics descend upon their couches or favorite pubs on Saturday afternoons, clutching an ice cold beverage and sporting their team gear. For hours they are transfixed before the big screen, emotions and vocal volume rising and falling with each gut-wrenching snap. As the day wraps down, these warriors of fandom strip […]

The Year We Hope For…

…versus the year we may get. The fireworks have streamed through the midnight sky, “Auld Lang Syne” has been sung, and 2018 has dawned fresh with possibility and, for many, a renewed sense of hope. Glasses raised we toast our friends and petition our God for a stress-free, healthy, and happy year. And while we […]

Christmas is over…and We can still sing

This past Sunday I slung my six-string around my neck and as our call to worship concluded I began hammering out the prelude to one of the most well-known, oft-sung Christmas carols. Hundreds of voices merged with my own to declare the spectacular reality: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!” Sixty hours removed […]

More Blessed to Give

For almost seven years I have been the primary teaching pastor at BLDG 28 Church. Over the course of those 80 months I have taught through the books of Galatians, Ruth, 1 John, 1 Peter, Esther, Acts, Romans, Jude, and James (with various other topical series). I have preached 303 different Sunday morning sermons. Interestingly, […]

A Vicious Instructor and Choosing Gratitude

No parent can prepare for that moment. My little girl – daddy’s little girl – had just come out of open heart surgery. She was “doing well” according to the doc’s report. After a 4 AM wake up, a brutal IV insertion, and 8 hours of anxious waiting, Danielle and I would get to see […]

When Gunmen Enter Churches

Chills. Shock. Terror. Anger. These feelings partnered with a hosts of others coursed through my body last evening. I sat before my laptop aghast at the barbarism and treachery so evidently displayed in the mass shooting at a church in Texas. I could barely stomach the reports. Twenty-six dead, among them an 18-month old child. […]

The Day After the Nailing of 95 Theses

October 31, 1517… The Augustinian Monk, Martin Luther, strides through the streets of Wittenberg, Germany, and tacks his 95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences to the door of All Saints Church. November 1, 1517… Luther sends numerous copies of his 95 Theses to publishers throughout Europe, his agent connects with the most notable Christian conference hosts […]

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