Are You a Floater or a Swimmer? Why it Matters

Are you a floater or a swimmer? What I mean is, when it comes to your relationship with God, do you just float along and let the current of life carry you wherever, or are you actively swimming in a particular direction? My 10-year old daughter, Olivea, and I recently enjoyed several laps around the... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Pedestals – When Christian Leaders Fall

Please say it isn't so. Please tell me yet another Christian leader with a huge platform didn't just fall in public disgrace? Oh yes he did. In case you hadn't noticed, there has been a string of these sad scenarios in the recent past where a mega-church leader with mega-influence crashes and burns for all... Continue Reading →

L.C.A.I.B. – Local Church at its Best

My lovely wife and I recently attended a couple's banquet put on by our local church. It blessed our socks off. We walked away that evening encouraged about life, about our relationship with God and each other, and about our future together. Funny thing is, it was by no means a grand production. Like most... Continue Reading →

Help Over the Hump – How Relationships Make All the Difference When You’re Struggling

Have you heard about the loneliness epidemic? Recent studies reveal that even though we are more connected than ever due to technology, somehow we are growing more and more isolated and consequently, more lonely. It is a post-modern paradox. We are connected, yet so disconnected. Would you agree that this relational crisis presents a great... Continue Reading →

Following Jesus When it Isn’t Trending

How to Take the Long View in Times of Cultural Upheaval You already know this, but it isn't easy to publicly identify as a Christian anymore. Be it at your school, your job, or in your social media community, you are likely to get some hate if you dare to bring Jesus with you. It... Continue Reading →

When the Church Breaks Your Heart – 3 Reasons to Reconsider Leaving

A long time ago I had a girlfriend whom I hoped to marry one day. She was bubbly and beautiful, but she was also chronically dishonest with me. We eventually broke up and haven't spoken since. She broke my heart. In retrospect, I'm glad breaking up was an option. Two years of grief is better... Continue Reading →

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