Love Springs Up

Return to blog One of my best friends is a Texan. I love the way he says, ‘ohl’ and ‘fohl,’ which are spelled ‘oil’ and ‘foil.’ So, when you read this, I wish you could hear his voice, his Texas twang. The Meaning of Easter One day we got in a...

God Loves You. No Kidding!

Return to blog It’s easy for me to forget what life was like before I gave my life to Jesus. After all, I was a teenager and that chapter of my life seems like a long time ago.  My memory is made hazier because I don’t remember a time when I was not surrounded by...

“Re-Wilding” in Every Generation

Return to blog I don’t know if you’ve seen it before, but I’ve used it a few times at leadership retreats. It gets people thinking about “church as an ecosystem” rather than as something people can mechanistically control or manage. It starts off with wolves...

The Gift

Return to blog Early in November, my wife Jan and I took a vacation to a remote part of Mexico. At least, we tried to. The truck we were using and were depending upon to cross the desert needed new tires, so we stopped at a Costco to purchase new ones. While we were...