Ties and Opportunity

Ties mean opportunity for me – something I took for granted for most of my life and probably still do. For the first 3.5 years after high school, I worked in various sales jobs to save money for Bible College and I wore a suit and tie every day. Job #1: Was...

Power, Money, Sex and Dressember

In 2004, one of my ministry volunteers gave me the book, Disposable People by Kevin Bales which made the stunning claim that our modern world has more slaves today than any period of human history. 25 million+ humans enslaved by other humans. I couldn’t believe...

What Makes A Church A Church?

What makes a church a church? It is a question several of us ask around Discovery. What activities, ministries and postures are essential for a church to actually be a church? Without one of them, we might be a very good thing, but we’d no longer be a church. What do...

Rich Mullins 20 Years On

I first heard Rich Mullins’ music at Jan’s home. Everyone was outside and I stepped inside to refill my snack plate and heard the most arresting vocal harmonies coming from Jan’s stereo. The song was “If I Stand” by Rich Mullins. After a...

Robert, Danny, Kip and Today’s Reality

As I’ve been struggling to wrap my mind around our country’s current reality and how pervasive racism and hate groups are, 3 people from Seminary keep coming to mind. Robert Fife. Dr Fife was a highly respected New Testament scholar and the reason our New...