How I study the Bible with a tablet and a digital pen.
Two years ago today, Jenny and I posted about the greatest tragedy of our lives.
We engage in ministry frequently, preferring regular activity and connection with people to large, occasional events.
We welcome changes in ministry practices and plans because we will never reach perfection on this earth.
Our highest priority is to glorify God by loving Him, interacting with Him, and serving Him.
12 powerful ministry principles adapted from software developers.
Notes from the Leadership Pipeline Conference in 2016.
Constructive criticism is important! If there were no negative feedback in our lives we would never know our weaknesses and learn where we need to grow.
We can’t control what other people say to us but we can control our response.
Some opinions are worth listening to and seriously considering. Some are worth about what they cost to share.
Word Runner has been my primary Bible reading tool for the last few days and I’ve noticed three distinct benefits...
Yesterday I had an idea and I’ve now changed the way I’m reading the Bible each day - at least, temporarily.
The follow up conversations to the Undivided message have been encouraging! It is neat to see God working in people's hearts to recognize places of miscategorized beliefs and have open conversations about disagreements over convictions and preferences.
One thing I did not have time to share in the message is a series of questions that help identify where a certain belief should fall in the categories. In the last week, many people have brought up various issues to ask where they should fall among the four buckets. This video is a way to share those questions a bit of context for each one that I hope will be a helpful follow up to the message on beliefs.
This week in The Bridge (our Adult Bible Fellowship at church) I taught from Phil. 4:4-9 about stopping negative thinking, turning worries into prayer requests, thinking instead about positive things, and doing what we know we ought to do from Scripture. Today I'm posting 10 negative thoughts and the Scriptures that correct them. Perhaps you have some to add; I would love to see them in the comments below.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything.
A thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble me – so that I would not become arrogant. I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me. But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.