Baptism Sunday

This Sunday, we have Wyoming Park Bible Fellowship get to experience the joy of four baptisms. Here’s a brief reflection

Thank You, Young Explorers Volunteers!

The following is part of a letter I sent to the Young Explorers volunteers last week Wednesday, after they had just finished their school year-long commitment to help out in Young Explorers on Wednesday nights. If you know a YE volunteer, please join me in thanking them for their service.

Reflections on Leadership – Part 8 – Great Leaders Keep Learning (Humility)

There is something attractive about a person who never stops learning.  We don’t want to follow a “know it all” – or do we?

Book Review: Reimagining the Kingdom by Jeremy Bouma

Jeremy Bouma and I attended Grand Rapids Theological Seminary around the same time and, I believe, even shared a class or two. This week he sent me a copy of his new book, Reimagining the Kingdom, which takes a hard look at some theology present in the Emergent church. The book is a great resource for those interested in the movement. He asked me to write a review for him, which I have included below.

End of the semester

The Fourth Lie

The fourth lie Israel had to reckon with was this: “Sin isn’t really that bad.” This would lead them to two related lies; “leaving some sin around won’t be a problem” and “as God’s people we’re above God’s judgment.”

Reflections on Leadership – Part 7 – Great Leaders Love

The greatest leaders of our lives are those who truly love us.  There are a number of reasons people will follow someone who loves them. 

Lies God’s People Tell Themselves (Deuteronomy 7-10)

Last Sunday (5/13) the message was on Deuteronomy 7-10. Brevity takes (and builds) discipline. To that end, here is my attempt to summarize the main points. As an excise I limited myself to 400 hundred words. Word count starts now…

Reflections on Leadership – Part 6 – Integrity as a Leader in Training

We’re not really good enough to lead – especially if we want to lead others for Jesus and his purpose.  So, what are we to do?

Family Worship 5: Simplicity, Authenticity, Participatory

Sometimes I overthink things. I know, it’s hard to believe but it’s true. I can think around in circles and never actually do anything. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone, though. This can be a danger when establishing family worship in our homes.

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