We were cruising across the country in my 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo (see photo above), from California to Minnesota, when my "Low Coolant" warning light came on the dash as we neared the Colorado Rockies. The temperature gauge was also running hot. I don't know much about car engines but I do know you are wise … Continue reading Check Your Engine (1 Peter 2:2-3)
Today I want to share a personal update of sorts. Pastors wear a lot of hats. For example, today I was negotiating a lease with our landlord and consulting with our architect for our building project when I received a call from a person in rural Minnesota asking me to pray with him for … Continue reading God’s Gourmet Chef
Peter shares the purpose of his letter in 5:12 to encourage believers to "stand firm in the true grace of God." The letter aims to ground us in a rock-solid faith that can withstand the trials that come our way, and to let God's grace shape the way we interact with others as we live out … Continue reading Faith Proved Genuine (1 Peter 1:3-9)
I recently preached a message from Psalm 126 which mentions "going out weeping" and "sowing in tears." I used that message to encourage those of us who may be battling depression or facing difficult times to keep on "sowing" and "planting" even when you don't feel like it, or when you don't see immediate results. … Continue reading Sowing in Tears
I came across this video by Jamie Schreiber on the Sabbath rest. I discovered a growing collection of good videos by these guys. If you like Rob Bell's NOOMAs, you'll want to check these out as well. Enjoy!