I took my wife out the other night and the waitress seemed surprised. Today we are celebrating our 14th anniversary and are happier than we have ever been. When I mentioned to the waitress that we were celebrating our big day, she asked how long. Naturally, I told her to guess and she guessed 4 […]Read More Whats Love Anyway?
I’m a worship leader. I like to watch videos that were recorded during live worship recordings. More and more of these seem to be done because technology has made it easy. So, why not video the recording too? It seems that every church large enough to do a worship album also has the equipment to […]Read More Live Worship Videos: Amateur vs Professional
How many times have you heard somebody reference the church and the hypocrites that fill it? Churches are filled with imperfect people. Better said, the church has no perfect people. So why the surprise when we are able to find someone imperfect? Even the pastors in every church are human and imperfect. I love the […]Read More Real People, Real Problems, Fake Church
Pastoring a church in the United States in the 21st century is a much different endeavor than it was as recently as even 15 years ago. The rapid changes is technology, the growth of other worldviews in the fabric of the United States, and the ever-increasing distance between normalcy including the attendance of church on […]Read More Where Pastors Should Focus: Why People Attend Church
We take communion regularly in church. What about the deleted scenes from that story? The story of The Last Supper is often times abbreviated to only focus on when Jesus took the bread, broke it, and said, “This is My body,” and the wine saying, “This is My blood. . .” Sure, taking the cracker […]Read More The Deleted Scenes of Holy Communion
Keeping up with the Willows, the Northpoints, then Saddlebacks. The Church has its own version of “keeping up with the Joneses”. And it usually looks like keeping up with the mega church down the street. Unfortunately, that mentality is often what drives the decisions we make in our churches. “Is Northpoint doing that? We gotta […]Read More Why Media is Important for the Church?
There are a ton of celebrity preachers and televangelist today. I have been one to be critical of many of them at different times in my life. As I have gotten older, my approach to passing judgement on these celebrity preachers has changed. Unfortunately, our culture has maintained its constant criticism of them. Here are […]Read More Celebrity Preachers and a Critical Culture: 3 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T JUDGE