Monthly Archives: April 2019

Don’t Forget to Celebrate

Work, work, work; more people, more knowledge, more effort. If you think that’s what exhausts the group leaders mentality, then let me encourage you otherwise: Don’t forget to celebrate! I have a tendency to dig, dig, dig, and then, dig more. Mike Glenn often reminds me to let people come up for air every now and again. Our people get tired. They lose focus. They stray from vision. An antidote to all 3 is to celebrate what the Lord is … Continue reading

Pray for Neighbors BY NAME

As Easter approaches, I’ve been meditating on these words from our pastor, Mike Glenn: Our friends, neighbors, and co-workers are asking questions that only Jesus can answer; when you go home, go to the end of your driveway and pray for every house in your neighborhood that the Lord will send a revival and that it starts at your driveway. Jesus has risen, liberating us from the bondage of sin and the fear of death. As believers, we ought to … Continue reading

The Jarring Reality of the Crucifixion

In working through the podcast series History of Philosophy without any Gaps, I’ve spent the previous few months with Medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophers. From Maimonides to Crescas and Avicenna to Averroes, they’ve put my mind on two ideas: God’s Transcendence and God’s Ineffability. The former talks about how God is so distant and other than we are while the latter claims boldly that God is unknowable. Meditating on those ideas, I found myself in preaching team on Monday afternoon … Continue reading