LIVING IN LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL

Something happens to church culture on Easter Sunday. It’s one of the most pivotal days each year. You know – Easter baskets, egg hunts, the Kids Director getting back at your disobedient kid by sending him home hopped up on chocolate.    Maybe you look back and remember stiff Easter dresses that coordinate with all […]

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3 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT GOD AS A FATHER

In just a few months my oldest son, Sullivan, will be two years old. He has brought so much joy, laughter, and many sleepless nights to my house in this short time. Although I haven’t been a dad for very long, it’s easy to see how this role so clearly mirrors my relationship with God, […]

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WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?

A common question that comes up when we talk about what it means to believe and follow Jesus is, “Why did Jesus have to die?”   The short answer to this question is found in 1 Corinthians 15:3, where the Apostle Paul says, “Jesus died for our sins according to the Bible [emphasis added].” Jesus’ […]

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STRUGGLING TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN LYNCH VEGAS

Let’s take a poll. Do you think it’s harder to follow Jesus in Las Vegas or Lynchburg? The answer may seem obvious. Of course it would be difficult to be a Christian in a city where they proclaim, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But unfortunately the answer is not that clear nor that […]

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2 WAYS TO SUFFOCATE YOUR MARRIAGE

Complacency is dangerous in almost every context. It basically means to be self-satisfied. Complacency oozes with “good enough” thinking, or I’m comfortable where I am and don’t want to move or change. Mediocrity is king. This attitude degrades and destroys everything it touches, but it breaks down relationships at supersonic speeds.       Is your […]

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MY CONFESSION

There is a confession that I must make… and my guess is that I’m not alone. So here it goes.   I constantly think about how I can grow as a leader, pastor, and overall professional. Some might say to the point of obsession. The books I read and podcasts I listen to mainly focus […]

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THIRTY MINUTES IS ALL YOU NEED

“Today is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24   Today is an exciting day; it’s the start of a brand new year! Everybody is brimming with anticipation about what this new year might bring. Twenty-sixteen has come and gone, and whether or not it […]

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