Can you still believe?

Following God is risky business Lots of people talk about the obedience necessary to follow God. Not as many people discover the vulnerability it takes to be truly obedient. We were never called to be followers of Jesus through grit and willpower. Jesus said He would send the Helper. Holy [ … ]

Embodying the Word

I have recently become struck by the concept of embodying the word of God. We understand that Jesus is the word that became flesh but even that is a more complex concept that at first glance. The writer of Ephesians tells us that before the foundations of the world, God [ … ]

How to start a Bible research library for cheap

There has been a move of Holy Spirit in my church as evidenced by people who are consumed with the Bible. I have seen several moves of God in my life but seeing people hungry for the Word is probably the coolest to be a part of. With that has [ … ]

The Charismatic Movement is at a Tipping Point

From the exploitation of volunteers and wild lifestyles, to Christian nationalism, the Charismatic movement has dominated headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately these incidents are more feature than flaw as these movements have produced exactly what they were designed to produce. Like all fast growing religious movements, long [ … ]

Daily Devotion for Saturday

I do a daily devotion based on the RCL daily reading. It is mostly for the folks I pastor, as a way of digital discipleship. I want people to engage the text both to understand the story in each writing and to see how Scripture is a unified story. The [ … ]

The Foundation that is Good

I am teaching a foundations class that starts tonight. I have really wrestled with what to teach. My faith journey has had many distinct chapters so I am not inclined to a specific tradition. But through each I have kept a little and learned to avoid some as well. The [ … ]

Can we get in the water again?

I was once told that maybe I was called to the academy since I tend to obsess over things nobody cares about. I’m still not sure how to take that. But despite my Quixotic tendencies, I am still fighting the good fight of faith this time regarding if God is [ … ]

Snapshots for the Soul

(This post is redundant to my SubStack. But since Twitter does not play nice with Substack I post to both place. You can follow me on SubStack here.) My week started with a call from the hospital. The kind nurse wanted me to know my wife was out of recovery [ … ]

The Prophetic Sign from Asbury We are Missing

God is moving in the churches of every pastor I know. It is astounding and it all started about the same time as Asbury. Asbury did not start this move. Asbury was a prophetic sign about this move. It wasn’t started in the seminary, it was started across the street [ … ]

Why is a Pentecostal Pastor messing with Lent?

What in the world is a Pentecostal pastor doing leading a Lent devotional? Am I becoming Catholic? Was it the whole point of the Pentecostal movement to kill this dead religion? I am fully aware that people are fearful that one day I’m going to be using words like Advent [ … ]