Part Three: The Proper Mindset Art has a way of looking at life and asking questions that sometimes are uncomfortable to ask. In 2002, a movie asked this question, what does a father who needs to get help for his son do when there is nothing else to do? The answer, according to the tagline: … Continue reading The Ministry III
Part Two: People to Minister With Working with teenagers is like walking a cat, you can take them outside, you can put a leash on them, but the odds are, they’ll just lay on the ground and play with the leash. Case in point, I decided that it would be bright idea to have a … Continue reading The Ministry II
Luke 4:1-13 | Part One: Preparing to Minister What is the ultimate test? I suppose it depends on who you ask and when ask them. If you asked the Spartans of ancient Greece, the answer would probably have to do with a great feat of strength and stamina performed in battle with an opponent of … Continue reading The Ministry I
Why Do We Have/Need Valleys? | 2 Samuel 12:1-14 Heather and I love to hike. One of our favorite pastimes for most of the early years of our relationship was to disappear into the woods on a Friday after work for a weekend camping trip. We have hiked all over the southeast and as we … Continue reading You Asked for It II
Have you ever gotten an answer that just didn’t cut it, just didn’t really get to the heart of the matter for you? I can remember being in school from the time I was a small child all the way through seminary and having certain classes where the answers – at least the ones I … Continue reading Having Perspective III
Armor up (prepare yourself with these elements of faith) for the mission of loving God and others.
Our couch is one of the oldest pieces of furniture that we own. We bought it about thirteen years ago and it’s still around, comfortable as ever. It’s also one of the few pieces of Ikea furniture we own that we didn’t put together ourselves. That said, Heather and I have put together many things … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Christian Living – Unity