That’s good enough


Movies are vehicles into an alternate world for me. My last post used The Lord of the Rings as a backdrop for my discussion. One of my favorite directors/producers/writers is the late John Hughes. He was involved with many of my favorite movies in the 80s and 90s: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Home … Continue reading That’s good enough

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I’m back…


The wife and I were watching Lord of the Rings: Two Towers last night and there is a scene where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli venture into Fangorn Forest (Yes I had to look all of this up) looking for Peragrin and Meriadoc (other hobbits in the Fellowship) when they happen upon what looks like a … Continue reading I’m back…

Feeling Like a Drain Plug


The Christian's life is a fickle thing fraught with interesting turns and challenging twists. One day we feel like God is our BFF and nothing can separate us from His abundant love and the next day we feel like there is a cosmic chasm between God's grace and the fate of our everlasting souls. While … Continue reading Feeling Like a Drain Plug

Can I speak at your retreat, class, church or meeting? It’s for a good cause…


We are going to Nicaragua this summer for a mission trip and we are in full fundraising mode. I spoke at a church yesterday and they paid me (like most churches) for my preaching. I immediately put the money in for our Nicaragua trip and was thankful God blessed me with an opportunity to speak … Continue reading Can I speak at your retreat, class, church or meeting? It’s for a good cause…

Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 4 – Where to Go


You can read the first three posts here, here and here. Where do we go from here? I am sure there is all of the statistical data to discuss and missional "stratgery" that merits our attention. But if we take a step back and ask, "What works?" I am not sure that we can come … Continue reading Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 4 – Where to Go