Category Archives: Church

A Reflection on 10 Years as a Pastor

In May of 2006 I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary ready to take on the world for Jesus!  It took a couple of months for me to land at a church and begin my pastoral ministry.  On September 1, 2006 … Continue reading

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Measurement in the Kingdom of God

We love to measure things. We even have quotes about measurement like, “What gets measured, gets done.” When we talk about measuring, the image the most likely comes to mind is some kind of metric. We are a very precise … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines – Fasting

Matthew 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines – Solitude & Silence

Solitude is something that the 20th-21st century American evangelical church knows very little about, simply because the evangelical church majors on the “doing” aspect of the Christian life.  Solitude is an ancient spiritual discipline meant to lead us into communion … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines – Worship

When I say the word “worship” what do you think?  Worship is one of those things that we know what it is, but it’s really hard to define.  Worship is singing, yes.  Worship is speaking praise, yes.  Worship is using … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer

When it comes to living the Christian life, I have a problem.  I often don’t.  I expect to be able to do what Jesus did and live as he instructed, but there is a disconnect.  The disconnect is that I … Continue reading

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God Pleasers – Galatians 1:10 (True Gospel Series)

Previous posts in the True Gospel series: 1.) A Gospel Primer, 2.) An Astonishing Trade I want to encourage you: Live for the pleasure of God in all of life. Here’s our text for the day, Galatians 1:10 (my translation), … Continue reading

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A Gospel Primer – Galatians 1:1-5 (True Gospel Series)

We lean towards human gospels because they have a familiar taste and feel.  They are natural to us.  There are 2 main human gospels that we drift towards on an individual basis.  There is 1 primary human gospel that we … Continue reading

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Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone)

This is post 5 in the series about the 5 Solas of the Protestant Reformation.  Previous posts… Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) Sola Fide (Faith Alone) Sola Gratia (Grace Alone) Solus Christus (Christ Alone) We live in a culture of self-glorification.  … Continue reading

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The Problem with Protestant Ecclesiology

The Problem with Protestant Ecclesiology. Click the above link to read the article from Dr. Daniel Wallace.  He is a NT professor at Dallas Seminary, where I earned my Th.M.  Dr. Wallace is on the forefront of engaging today’s leading … Continue reading

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