Tag Archives: James

Follow Series

I just finished teaching Andy Stanley’s Follow Series in our adult Sunday school at church. The eight-week course was mind blowing, because Andy completely changes the way we should think about asking people to follow Jesus. As Andy explains, the traditional church model is “Change and then join us.” But that’s not how Jesus did […]

Regardless of Performance

Lisa and I were lucky enough to be asked to do two workshops last weekend at the Cannon Beach Christian Center for the Branches of Valor Spring Conference. Branches of Valor is a group dedicated to helping active duty service member, veterans, and their families recover from the trauma of war, deployment, and reintegration. One […]

Radical Experiences with God

This past Sunday my pastor made a reference that stirred my thoughts. He was preaching on recognizing who we are in our relationship with God when he talked about having a “Radical Experience with God.” As I thought about that phrase I realized how lucky I have been to have such experiences and wanted to […]

The Problem with the Tongue

I’m cautiously wading into this Paula Deen controversy but not to talk about the celebrity cook. Instead I want to use the controversy as a jumping off point to remind us what scripture tells us about the tongue. Proverbs 8:21 tells us, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love […]