This week I celebrate thirty-five years as a minister of the Gospel…thirty-two of those as a pastor. I have obviously seen and learned a lot during those years, and I have witnessed some pretty clear patterns of behavior in Christians. Today I thought I would share some of the common mistakes I have seen Christians […]
Well, it’s a new year and a time we all tend to do some reflecting. What went right in the last year and what went wrong? Where were we successful and where did we fail? What would we do differently if given the chance? And, what lessons did we learn? In the spirit of […]
Here’s a really great post from my friend, Chelsea Landis: I Walk Away from Jesus I flew back to Austin last night after spending time at home with my family. It had been a really long time since I have been home. I realized something this visit that I’ve never really thought about in depth before. Home […]
Susie and I had the opportunity to team teach last weekend on gratitude. It’s a practical and helpful message that’s loaded with fun and a little chaos. Click the image to watch or listen.
How old are you? At the time of this writing, I’m fifty-two years old. I’ll be fifty-three in less than three months. By today’s standards, I’m middle-aged bordering on, well; let’s not go there. I’ll be seventy in only 6570 more days. How old are you? Our thinking about age is one of the […]
My wife and I are babysitting my daughter’s rabbit while she is on her honeymoon. He’s a happy guy that she named William Howard Taft (Taft stands for Totally Awesome Fun Times). She calls him Howie. Howie is used to lots of attention. He likes to be groomed, fed twice a day and let […]
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 In our drive-by, fast-paced, instant-everything culture, we are not in the habit of […]
I’ve been preaching for over three decades, and rarely have I seen the kind of corporate “wow” over a sermon as I have seen in response to last weekend’s message at ACF. We began a new series in John about what it means to follow Jesus. It may be the increasing openness of our people […]
My friend Chelsea Landis is at it again. Here is her most recent blog. Click anywhere above to go to Chelsea’s site and to read the rest.
Two weeks ago, the church where I serve, Austin Christian Fellowship, cancelled our three weekend services. Instead of gathering for worship, we encouraged our congregants to get out into the city and serve. This is actually a new initiative for us, and it’s a direct result of some things we think the Lord has spoken […]