YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE

Among the many important things we’ve learned along the way, here’s one you already know but may need to be reminded of: You can’t please everyone; and if you try, you’ll lose. This is a vital truth to remember but an easy one to forget, especially when everyone seems...

F.E.A.R.

Try to picture, if you can, a scene from Genesis 3: Adam, dressed in a handmade loincloth of scratchy fig leaves, cowering behind some shrubbery in the Garden of Eden. Proverbs 28 says “the righteous are as bold as a lion,” but Adam and Eve, the only humans to have...

BI- (OR TRI-) VOCATIONAL PASTORING

When we first rolled into town, I was unemployed (or as we liked to call it, “FUNemployed”). As we and our friends moved into our houses, got the lay of the land, and visited churches each weekend, the guys and I drove around town applying for different jobs: Sam’s...

Feast (Every)day!

It’s Thanksgiving week! Let the feasting begin! Here are a couple Thanksgiving fast facts for you: 46 million: the amount of turkeys that will be killed this year to provide food for our feasts across the nation. 4,500: The amount of calories that average American...

RENT A SPACE & SPREAD THE WORD

My dad’s favorite movie when I was growing up was Field of Dreams. In that old movie, Kevin Costner gets a vision to build a baseball field as a voice tells him, “If you build it, they will come.” He builds a regulation-size baseball field, and sure enough, baseball...