Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

On May 21, 1994, I stood on a stage and watched Lorrie Miller walk down the aisle. We thought we were so progressive by not using Mendelssohn’s traditional Wedding March, but rather Trumpet Voluntary, but then the trumpet player played it like he had his lips...
Being A Christian In Public

Being A Christian In Public

How to express or endorse your faith in public is one of the hardest things to do as a follower of Jesus in the 21st Century. It has always been that way, but given how connected we are as a culture and how globalized we are as a society, it just seems to be amplified...
Bad Ideas for Mother’s Day

Bad Ideas for Mother’s Day

My dad was infamous for presenting bad gifts. One Mother’s Day he came in from the garage, tossed a brown bag to my mom and said, “Happy Mother’s Day,” and then returned to the garage to work on the car. Touching. Fortunately, I’m a bit better at gifts than he...
Balancing Conversation and Evangelism

Balancing Conversation and Evangelism

Have you ever been in a conversation with a Christian who is obviously engaging with you with the sole intent on “converting” you to Christ? I’m a Christian pastor and I still get this every so often either by someone who is convinced I’m either not Christian enough...
When You Realize You Are In Over Your Head As a Parent

When You Realize You Are In Over Your Head As a Parent

There was shouting, there were tears, and then there was silence. And Lorrie and I just stood there as one of our daughters stormed out of the room. What do I do? Chase after her? Demand she come to us? Give her the “not in this home, young lady” speech? Everyone...

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