Is the Rapture Coming this Saturday?
When Rob Bell’s Love Wins hit the shelves, I thought that there would never be an end to the questions: “Pastor, what do you think? What are your thoughts?” (And by the way, if you really want to know my thoughts on hell, check out the four-part series: “Hell, Fuzzy bunnies and Brimstone” from Easter…Read More →
Becoming an Israelite – Reflections on a Life-changing Trip
A trip to Israel wasn’t very high on my “bucket list;” but, after going there this last week, I honestly can’t believe I’ve waited this long. Seriously: I will never be the same. It sounds so sensational but it’s true. “And Why” you ask? I’ll tell you! First off: I finally got to use all…Read More →
Peter Vs. The Volcano … and I lost!
Can they really cancel your flight while you’re ½ way across the north Atlantic Ocean? Apparently so! As many of you know, I was off to South Africa via Amsterdam to preach at a pastor’s conference north of Johannesburg. And all of a sudden, that naughty little volcano in Iceland (who’s name no one can…Read More →
A Monday Morning Devotional For Tired Leaders
I cry when I watch NFL films. I know it’s a strange confession… especially for an artsy alternative boy like myself. Both in high-school and college I was the “extreme-sports-only” guy. But, NFL films make everything so climactic. And, let’s be honest, NFL films aren’t necessarily about football. They’re about normal people with huge…Read More →