Ruin Your Reputation

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what…… Continue reading Ruin Your Reputation

Fearing the right things

Contrary to popular belief– I do have fears. Every day I ride my bike to work, I’m fearful of getting hit by a car. When I’m out bodyboarding, I’m fearful of getting killed by a shark. When my kids are late coming out of school, I’m fearful that something happened to them. I have the…… Continue reading Fearing the right things

Christian Wimps

Note: This post is a note written to myself. If you want to write yourself in on it, that’s cool. But this post is for me more than it is you. Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.…… Continue reading Christian Wimps

Fear Makes You Stupid

Yesterday morning I woke up to the news of a massive earthquake in Chile. The world seemed to hold its breath and wonder how bad the damage would be. “If a 7.0 earthquake killed 200,000+ people and flattened Port-au-Prince, Haiti– what would an earthquake 500 times stronger do?” Those fears and concerns were legitimate. Fortunately,…… Continue reading Fear Makes You Stupid

Fears of a new venture

What does youth ministry in this neighborhood look like? That’s the big open question in my mind this week. A week ago I met with a couple of leaders of Harbor and let them know… I think I’m at a place where giving my energy to lead something makes sense. I’ve completely enjoyed stepping back–…… Continue reading Fears of a new venture