#SoulRenewal Reading

  I am about to embark on a grand adventure of 14 weeks away from the church I love for an extended time of Sabbatical renewal. Words truly cannot convey the care our family feels at having this opportunity to soak in God’s goodness. I will be on a rhythm of...

Two Elements of Great Story Telling

1. What to tell:  Something fresh, unexpected, funny, moving, unusual, but at the same time something that expresses a commonality of the human experience.  Our stories must be “human sized” so listeners can see themselves in them.  Preachers are guilty as...

Bob Goff and Creepy Stalkers

  Bob Goff has a new book out called “Love Does.”  Yes, I recomment it.  Bob Goff, alone, is evidence for the existince of God.  Oh, and he’s also the Consular to Uganda and responsible for protecting and rescuing child slaves in Uganda.  Just another hero following...

From Concept to Fleshed out sermon

Three or four years ago, I stumbled across the above image on a Flikr forum.  I found it completing arresting and enchanting and decided it would make a strong basis for a Christmas sermon series.  I grabbed the image and filed it “for future use.” As I...