Impatient Evangelistic Shortcuts

Sometimes we lead people to Christ, feel good about ourselves and then back away and never talk to them again, effectively turning them into a project. But as Bill Johnson says, “Who wants to be the project of some religious zealot so he can feel good about his devotion to God? No one wants to…

Jesus as the Fullest Revelation of God

Last night I preached a message that got unnecessarily complicated—in fact, I think it was probably the most scatter-brained message I’ve ever preached. I cringe as I even try to listen back to the recording. Truth be told, some things are just easier to write out or teach in a Bible study than to preach…

A Tribute to Grandpa

After Grandpa passed, I had two voicemails from him on my phone. One of those voicemails was a return call from him, thanking me for leaving a voicemail that prayed for his healing. Unfortunately he couldn’t say much because someone came in the room and he had to hang up, but I ended up using…

3 Reasons Why I “Get Political” for Jesus

I’ve been told throughout the years to not bring politics into the church, which seemed like a semi-reasonable request to me at first because I was really only interested in talking about Jesus. But over time…

Glory (New Ambient EP)

Got a new Strymon BigSky footpedal for my guitar yesterday and couldn’t help but take a break from all the editing on my new book to record a quick ambient EP called, “Glory.” There’s a strange story in the Bible where the prophet Elisha seems to need a musician to engage the presence of God…