Category Archives: Conference

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One Church Planter’s Journey in Learning from the Poor

The homeless man who changed my life Who would have thought that a chance encounter with a homeless man at a local Starbucks would change the trajectory of our church and of my family forever? It was a Tuesday morning, and the man’s name was Delbert. I saw him standing there and asked if he […]

Passing Our Theology to Our Kids

As an average Christian parent, with more screw ups than I dare mention, the words “Who am I kidding?” quickly swirl around in my mind when I consider the task of passing a Christ centered theological heritage on to my kids. Then once I start remembering how many family devotions I’ve skipped or forgotten, it […]

Giving God the First Word

The pattern of Revelation and Response encapsulates how God relates to us as human beings. We would have no accurate idea about God without His self-revelation: witness the fanciful and grotesque images and imaginings about God that other religions have come up with. By His grace, God has condescended to reach into human history to […]

Helping Others Walk Free From Shame

It is one thing to know for yourself the weight of shame and to seek to walk free of its burden. There is tremendous courage required to name shame for what it is and identify its place in the story of your life and heart. The journey away from shame is always a lonely road, […]

The Secret to Dealing with Fear and Anxiety

“Humble yourselves.” That’s the secret. It has been there all along, but we rarely use it. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7) Fear and anxiety sufferers like myself […]

Submission and Church Planting

Nobody Likes the Idea of Submission I am writing this blog from overseas where my family and I have spent the last 4 months submitting to an international adoption process that was supposed to take 6 weeks. I don’t understand why it’s taken so long. I don’t agree with parts of the process, and I […]

Why Must I Obey?

When your son asks you in time to come, “What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the LORD our God has commanded you?” then you shall say to your son, “We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. […]