Why Do People Follow?

Humanity has an insatiable need for discovery, and people are constantly looking for ways to better themselves, to find purpose and a way to fulfill a call to do something meaningful.

Grace Who?

“…even in its ruined condition a human being is regarded by God as something immensely worth saving. Sin does not make it worthless, but only lost.”

Who Makes The First Move?

How liberating to know that my fears of his rejection are groundless, as he has made the first move. He wants me! Therefore, he is relentless in his pursuit.


Is it a dream? Nay but the lack of it the dream, and failing it life’s lore and wealth, a dream and all the world a dream. -Walt Whitman’s closing lines to “Song of the Universal”

I Know, That I Know, That I Know…

I don’t know about anyone else, but for me it takes an enormous amount of faith to believe that the great creator of the universe knows me, and still loves me enough to want to spend eternity living with me in community.

East of Eden and a Confident Faith

Faith is the glue to that higher power, to our creator and his purpose for our lives. And so I ask, what is so intimidating about that? Why do so many shy away from the issue of faith? Should we be running away from it, or running towards it?

The Holistic Approach

It has been my personal experience that many Christians and/or Christian congregations seldom utilize a holistic approach as it pertains to Christian formation.  Often we, as part of the church of Christ focus on certain areas of our being because we deem them of more importance, while we neglect to connect every part of our humanity as a whole in …

Falling For The Bad Guy

[quote]Holiness is a most beautiful and lovely thing.  We drink in strange notions of holiness from our childhood, as if it were a melancholy, morose, sour and unpleasant thing, but there is nothing in it but what is sweet, and ravishingly lovely. –Jonathan Edwards[/quote] If someone were to ask me what term best describes the ultimate aim of Christian spiritual …

Holiness and Zacchaeus

[quote]Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.  Romans 3:24, New Living Translation (NLT)[/quote] Often times the simplest things to do become the hardest.  For example, living out what we believe is hard, especially when we deal with the issue of sanctification …

Cultural and Social Issues and Places of Influence

There are many social and cultural issues impacting contemporary leadership within a ministry context, globally, not just locally.  The truth is we could say every cultural and social issue has either a direct or indirect impact on ministerial leadership; here are some, among the many popular issues: Sanctity of marriage and the homosexual agenda Pro-life vs. Pro-choice Stem Cell Research …