A friend sent me an article from the Wall Street Journal – “God at the Grammys: The Chosen Ones.” The stars are giving props to God for their success. A couple of thoughts in response: 1. Theology. It’s interesting how non-descript our “God” language is. What God are these stars referring to? Our culture’s use… Continue reading →

Here are my top 10 favorite quotes about following Jesus and the Christian life: “Christian character cannot be formed without a kind of thinking that strains the soul.” (Richard Lints, The Fabric of Theology) “Your theology, your thoughts about God, are your most important thoughts because they will determine everything else in your life.” (Dr.… Continue reading →

Here’s the sermon audio Simply turn on the TV, go to CNN.com or open up any newspaper or magazine, and we quickly see that things are not the way they are supposed to be.  Whether it’s images of the earthquake in Haiti, crime reports of yet another murder on our city streets, greed run amuck… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio of the message This past Sunday, we attempted to “tackle” (or were tackled by… depends upon your perspective) one of the most challenging theological issues in the Christian faith… do I choose God or does God choose me?  Church theologians and philosophers, as well as pastors and parishioners, have been attempting to… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for the message On Sunday, January 24 we continued in our third You Asked For It message with the question “What is sin & why do I still struggle with it?” This blog post will go into more depth than we were able to on Sunday.  There also many additional resources for… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for “What’s the Rub Between the Bible & Science” (January 17, 2010) This Sunday, we ventured into our second question of eight with “What’s the rub between the Bible and science?”  This is a hot topic “outside” and “inside” the Church.  This post will give further resources and address further issues that… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for “How Can I Trust the Bible?” (January 10, 2010) On Sunday, January 10, we launched our “You Asked For It” series with the first of eight questions: How can I trust the Bible?  The purpose of this post is to give you resources for further study and conversation as you explore… Continue reading →

as a pastor, i’m usually the one “pouring out” myself to other people whether it’s preaching, praying, counseling, leading, etc.  and in the process of that “pouring out,” Jesus is so gracious and kind to pour Himself back into me… whether it’s through His Word, solitude and prayer with Him, or the love and grace… Continue reading →

here are some great web resources that I use to study the Word… and best of all… they’re free! 1) http://www.bible.org – a website with articles on biblical passages, topics, illustrations, etc. predominately written by professors and graduates of dallas theological seminary (www.dts.edu). 2) http://www.soniclight.com/constable/notes.htm – dr. tom constable was one of my seminary professors,… Continue reading →