Salvation: Past, Present, or Future?

This post originally appeared on the Missio Alliance Blog on April 22, 2015 where I have been participating in a series called #TrulyHuman  The most transformative and important moment of my life began on my knees, next to my bed. I was 15 years old and I had an...

The Monday of all Mondays

Mondays after a holiday are straight up the worst – especially with little ones at home. Can I get an amen? This morning was exactly that – bleh. This past weekend was a wonderful time filled with Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, candy, food, family, and celebration....

From Bitter Sorrow to Joyful Expectation

Bitter sorrow. Hopelessness. He was gone, nowhere to be found. As she sobbed, the tears rolled down her face.Mary Magdelene stooped down to peer into the tomb. Waiting. Aching. Longing.  I sometimes wonder if she prayed, "Just one more glimpse, Lord; just to see you...

Becoming Truly Human…Together

[This post originally appeared recently on the Missio Alliance blog]       It was only a simple salad; hard boiled eggs, bacon, ice berg lettuce and tomatoes were a few of the ingredients that filled the bowl. Understanding I was on a health kick, she...

ISIS, Evil, and the Power in Your Hands

The following post is from my sermon that was preached at Christ Church of Oak Brook on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th.  This sermon goes along with the sermon series "Power in Your Hands" and is the result of a lot of prayer and collaboration with Rev....

Sharing God’s Love to Little Ones

This Blog was originally published on Scot McKnight's Blog, The Jesus Creed: Before Jeff and I had children, we knew (we thought we knew) exactly how we should raise our children.  We were that young couple in the store that would observe other children and whisper to...

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