• Blindsided

    In Luke 15 we find some Pharisees grumbling about Jesus associating with sinners and tax collectors. The Pharisees were appalled, yet these “sinners” were exactly the people whom Jesus sought to included in His Kingdom (“For the Son of Man has come to seek and save the lost,” Luke 19:10). Rather than argue with these grumblers (grumblers gonna… Continue Reading

  • Something More

    As we celebrate Christmas, what is it about the birth of Jesus that has so grabbed the attention of the world? Was this just a birth like any other, or something more? Was Jesus a man like any other (who simply had the misfortune of finding himself on a Roman cross), or something more? The… Continue Reading

  • A Bigger Vision

    People are drawn to similarity: “birds of a feather flock together.” It’s not just a cliché though… it’s a sociological reality. We don’t drift towards diversity; we drift towards those who are like us. I could give you a hundred examples, from our national politics to the ethnic enclaves in the neighborhoods of our cities…… Continue Reading

  • Give Thanks

    True thanksgiving is rooted in a profound humility. And biblical humility begins and ends with a right view of God. > Setting our eyes on the greatness, immensity, creativity, power, sovereignty, and glory of God helps us keep our priorities straight. > Reflecting on the immeasurable mercy, the lavish grace, and unending love of God… Continue Reading

  • An Act of Mercy

    I’m amazed at how God grabs our attention. At LifePoint I recently taught through Acts 16 (Paul and company in Philippi). Here we find three encounters with God, yet God working in three very different ways. Lydia (16:11-15) was a God-fearing gentile. The text says that God opened her heart, and Lydia listened to Paul. Given the context, it’s fair to… Continue Reading

  • A Well-Ordered List

    It’s been nearly two months since my last post here. That’s disappointing, but my lack of posting does not reflect a lack of interest, just a lack of time. After a short hiatus, here’s a well-ordered list to jump back in with both feet. Because, well, I love a good list. 1 – Ellie. 2. I got a chance… Continue Reading

  • Going Public (Acts 1:1-8)

    What’s implicit in Acts 1:1-8 is this: Being a disciple of Jesus means being Spirit-filled, and being Spirit-filled means that we’ll be on mission. Being a witness to Christ’s work isn’t something extra or novel. It’s central to our identity in Christ. In fact, throughout the book of Acts, we see that the Spirit is… Continue Reading