Gas Station Ready

A friend of mine recently was involved in an altercation at a local gas station. An inebriated man approached my friend and accused him staring. As the man angrily approached and prepared to attack, my friend quickly responded by taking him to the ground and quickly moving to a position called the mount. My friend…

Why we believe in the Church.

We Believe in the Church. It matters what we believe about the church. The church is the most important solution the world has access to. As followers of Jesus, we MUST understand its potential of the local church, the power of healthy church, and priority of living like God’s people. If we get these three…

This is church

In Bill Hybel’s great book, “Axiom”, he wrote a chapter called “This is church”. In that chapter, Hybels describes how there is the jobs or tasks that a pastor does, but the defining moments are the interruptions- the husband who needs marital counseling, the mourning mother, or the child who asks a simple question about…

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

As we prepare to move into our new space next week, I am excited at the idea of my new office.  It has been years since I have had an office to call my own.  I haven’t had a functional bookshelf to house my many books in almost 10 years.  I’m even trying to decide…

You are probably getting your religion wrong.

We have long known the damage that can be done from traumatic events in our childhood.  So much of our perspective on life is determined at the start.  The same goes for our faith.   We all have a starting point when it comes to our faith and most of us began forming our thoughts…

Even Pastors Doubt (part 3 of 3)

Though there are 4 primary categories that lead me to doubt, there are hundreds of things that lead me to trust in God.  Here are four of them: A.  Order–  Everywhere I look I see order in the universe.  You may not be accustomed to seeing it, but it is there.  Why do the laws…

Even Pastors Doubt (part 2 of 3)

As I deal with my doubts, I’ve noticed several things.  Primarily, I’ve noticed that my doubts have nothing to do with the theological answers that I would have given others.  I doubt even when I have an explanation that is complete and rational.  This doesn’t trouble me at all. Here are four things that cause me…

Every Decision is a Spiritual Decision

We started of the year at Connection Point Church with a great series called, “Small Tweaks, Big Peaks”.  One of the major ideas from the series was this “Every Decision Is A Spiritual Decision” The tendency for most of us is to simply try to improve ourselves by changing our habits with sheer will power….