N.T. Wright and The Strange Challenge of Truth

I am happy to post this guest post written by friend and fellow Youth Minister Chris Woodrow. Chris is the Youth Minister at Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman TX. Chris and I attended the recent N.T. Wright Read more

Life, Hope, and Baby Goats

I want a baby goat. Preferably, I would like a goat that is only one week or so old. I’ll take the mother too, but only on the condition that the baby doesn’t grow any older. I want a Read more

A Fate Worse Than Death

"But, when you‟ve sat with a wife who has just found out that her husband has been cheating on her for years, and you realize what it is going to do to their marriage … and you see the Read more

O Be Careful Little Mouth

My daughter sings a simple sunday school song titled O Be Careful Little Eyes. The song warns children to be carful what their eyes see, what their ears hear, what their hands do, and where their feet go. It’s Read more

Stuff I Like

Stuff I Like – 9/27/2013

silThe following is a list of links to articles and posts I read this week and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them too.

Binding Your Isaac, Finding Your Lamb

Chris has a great post on trusting and following God no matter where he tells you to go. This post really resonated with me this week. I hope you enjoy it.

Chris says:

“God is frequently sending us. But rarely does he reveal the final destination. We are usually called to obey with only enough light to see the next step ahead of us. How it’s all going to work out, where we’re finally going to end up, is a mystery. By faith we trust in where God sends, though we cannot see it with out own eyes.” Read more

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On Earth as it is in Heaven

I saw this video the other day on Josh Grave’s Blog. It reminded me of something Jesus said in the Lord’s prayer. He said:

“your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.” (Luke 11:2-4)

What’s interesting to me is Jesus doesn’t Read more

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Stuff I Like – 9/20/13

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The following is a list of links to articles and posts I read this week and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them too.

How To Spot a Manipulative Church Leader

Don talks about a bad preacher he had growing up. It is a good read about a corruptt, controling Minister.

Soon, the entire congregation fell under his spell. We loved it when he delighted in us but feared screwing up. One Sunday he snapped at the man working in the sound booth so sharply the man turned red from embarrassment. The pastor, realizing he’d gone too far, explained, ferociously, that God is a God of excellence and wouldn’t stand for mistakes, even from volunteer sound guys. He then quoted a passage about how we were supposed to be perfect even as Christ is perfect.; Read more

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Stuff I Like

Stuff-I-likeThe following is a list of links to articles and posts I read this week and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them too.

If You’re Not Scared, You’re Not Doing It Right

Justin Zoradi says If You’re Not Scared, You’re Not Doing It Right. He tells us fear is a good indicator of where God is leading you in your life. An ally that accompanies the truly amazing innovators among us.

“I’ve been scared for the last 3 years… Scared about the direction of my organization, scared about making sure I can pay the mortgage, scared I’m pigeon-holing my career before my 30th birthday.” – Justin Zoradi Read more

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