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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 […]

Why no Altar Call?

Halloween is nearly upon us and candy is flying off store shelves as kids and adults alike search for the perfect costume. Some costumes will be humorous, others whimsical, while others will be down right disturbing. If I can be straight up, I’ll admit that a nightmarish H-day costume for me would be of a […]

Tweets, Protests, and the Christian’s Response

It was 1999. I had just finished a viewing of M. Night Shyamalan’s first movie The Sixth Sense. Throughout the film Bruce Willis and Haley Joel had dropped hints at the eye-popping point of the story, but most viewers – like myself – were so caught up in the varying plot-line distractions and tormented characters […]

The Megaphone of Irma…and the response of the church

The British writer and apologist C.S. Lewis once famously said: “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” With his typical eloquence Lewis was simply declaring this reality: when suffering goes down, […]

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