This past Sunday we continued our exploration of the book of Ephesians. I spoke on chapter 1:17-23.
I wanted to give everyone a quick update. Really there are only two things I wanted to tell you about. The first is, I’m on a diet. That seems like no big deal, but for those who know me well, you know that it absolutely is. I eat like a 10 year old (PB & … More Diet and A Podcast
There is a real trembling for the saints. “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). But it is the trembling one feels in the arms of a Father who has just plucked his child from the undertow of the ocean. -John Piper
We are walking through our series in Ephesians titled, “The Beautiful Mystery.” In this sermon we look at the fact that we have been lavished with an incredible inheritance.
“This is that mystery which is rich in divine grace to sinners: wherein by a wonderful exchange our sins are no longer ours but Christ’s, and the righteousness of Christ not Christ’s but ours. He has emptied himself of his righteousness that he might clothe us with it and fill us with it; and he … More Mystery
(Above: My favorite buskers this year: River Kittens. Their new album drops soon.) True/False has come and gone (for more on True/False Film Festival and what it is and why I enjoy it check out my last blog post here). Over the weekend I saw 6 short films (30 min or less) and 15 feature … More On True/False
“Creativity is not a self-contained thing. Creativity is not an end unto itself. Creativity radiates.” My pastor and friend Aarik Danielsen wrote that statement in his recent article, “The True/False effect.” My city is a buzz this week. Art installations are going in, flyers are being passed about, it’s True/False week. True/False is an annual … More On Film…
A better manifesto… Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled … More Prayer of St. Francis
My pastor Kevin Larson recommended reading Scott Sauls’ book, “Jesus Outside The Lines.” So far it has been nothing but an awesome and challenging read. Today I was deeply convicted and encouraged concerning the way I view money and giving. I wanted to share an excerpt that I hope you find as stirring and freeing as … More “Generosity Crisis” An Excerpt From: Jesus Outside The Lines
This past year has been difficult in the life of our church. We’ve seen our fair share of pain and suffering. A young man named Jake came close to death as his heart failed him. God’s mercy has sustained him and though he is home and has been able to experience the birth of his … More On Understanding…