Remembering when I hated missional communities

The next month for me will be pretty much consumed with this idea of Missional Communities. Not only is it my job as a pastor, but I will be attending the Verge Conference at the end of February, which should be worth it. So over the next month I’m hoping to describe my experience with …

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Cognitively Charismatic

A few months ago, I attended the Brooklyn Tabernacle’s conference and prayer meeting. While I was there, I was confronted by lack of receptivity to God and what He would want to do in and through me. I was open to ministry strategy and the study of theology, but what about God answering big prayers …

The Reactionary Life: At Home

Last week I wrote about my realization that I have been living a reactionary life at home, at work, and at church in a way that has prevented me from enjoying life, enjoying relationships, and pursuing excellence in all areas of my life. I received some good feedback and some questions, so I thought I …

Just Don’t Hate My Church

That was some of the greatest advice I had ever received. I’d like to let you in on a not-so-secret reality about the church. Churches, pastors, and church leaders make decisions that often bother, frustrate, or offend people within those churches. Some of these decisions are mistakes that offend people, others are right decisions that …