Tag Archives: Pastor’s Conference

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 […]

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 […]