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Surround-Sound Church

A few months ago my pastor asked me to preach on a Sunday he was away on vacation. I’m not a preacher and knew several others who would’ve been better substitutes. But I also knew the Lord had been sharing with me something I felt would help our congregation, so I said yes. read more

Are We Lost in Worship?

Early in the movie Amazing Grace, William Wilberforce sits in a field of wet grass enthralled with finding God in the intricacy of a spider’s web. The legendary abolitionist is in his early 20s and on the cusp of political stardom, yet at the time he’d gladly give up his career aspirations just to “meet in secret” with God. Wherever he turns—from feeding beggars who arrive at his doorstep to staring at the passing clouds—the young Wilberforce finds himself lost in worship. And it’s from this disposition that he embarks on a journey that eventually shapes world history. read more

RE:defining Ministry

Until we foster a culture that understands the greater value of ministry sans the spotlight, we'll all keep waiting for the lights to come on. read more

The Charismatic Name Game

God has not called us to lead so that we can glory in what precedes or follows our names, but so we can stoop lower than others to serve them. read more

Cleansing the Body First

All the well-intentioned passion for Holy Spirit outpourings is pointless if the body that’s lathering it up isn’t willing to be cleaned. read more

The Danger in Counting

Satan attaches a self-destruct button labeled 'pride' to every leadership position. Unfortunately, it's easily accessible—and pushed often. read more

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