Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." This is my feeble attempt at examining my life.

Jesus Story and My Story

Jesus Story and My Story

There have been times when I’ve experienced sincere brokenness. It’s painful. It’s hard. It doesn’t seem like a season that will ever end. As I’ve worked my way through them and come out the other side I’m grateful. I’m grateful not for the season to have ended but for the transformation that has taken place.  Continue Reading

When Leadership Fails

When Leadership Fails

I love that I’m part of a denomination that has as its leadership model one based in community. Local churches are governed by what’s called a Session. The Session is a group of Elders. These Elders are elected by the people of the church to lead. This model is beautiful. It’s beautiful when it works.… Continue Reading

Hope and Resurrection

Hope and Resurrection

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the resurrection. I have been wondering about its ramifications on our every day lives. If the resurrection is real and Jesus is living and reigning, how does that change things for us? How do we live differently? Does have any effect on us whatsoever? Or is the resurrection… Continue Reading

Art and Science

Art and Science

Many things in our lives are both art and science. Over the last couple of weeks I have taken up golf again. When I was growing up my brothers and I played somewhat regularly at the course down the street. After I left for college I rarely ever played again. My son has decided to… Continue Reading

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

When my wife, Amy, was pregnant with each of our children it was stressful. Shocking right? But, do you know what was the most stressful aspect of the whole pregnancy thing? Naming our kids. Your name marks you. It is how you’ll be known for the rest of your life. As the son of a teacher… Continue Reading

Faith My Eyes

Faith My Eyes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it… Continue Reading

Hold On To Your Calling

Hold On To Your Calling

When you have a calling there will be all kinds of things that divert your attention. There will always be a temptation to take an easy route. Shortcuts are everywhere and they are appealing. When I was a kid I had a love/hate relationship with the movie The Wizard of Oz. Those darn monkeys always freaked me… Continue Reading