In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “Why The Church Is Losing 5th Graders.” You can also subscribe to my podcast here.
In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “The Ten Confessions Of A Pastor.” You can also subscribe to my podcast here.
In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “Why Some Christians Are Content Never Serving.” You can also subscribe to my podcast here.
Our country is being torn apart along racial lines. Here’s my encouragement for Christians… Subscribe to Brian’s podcast here.
If you’ve been wondering if God really wants to intervene in your life, then wonder no more. Of course God wants to intervene in your life. That’s what God does. He’s an intervening God. We know this because Jesus said, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the […]
Last week I published an article entitled, “You Cannot Be A Christian And Support The NRA,” and shared it on Facebook and Twitter. Within hours it blew up my Facebook wall. Since I don’t check Facebook while I’m working, I didn’t know what was happening until friends started texting me. By mid-day, there were 83 blistering […]
In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept It.”
Dear Friends, When I originally released this article some readers assumed that I was claiming that someone couldn’t be a Christian and support the NRA. That was not my intention at all. My goal was to use dramatic overstatement to get Christian gun owners to rethink their allegiance to a worldly organization through the lens […]
In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “Creating A Game Plan For Stress and Exhaustion.”
In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “Creating A Game Plan For Doubt.”
In case you missed it, here’s my interview with renowned Muslim Imam Dr. Shabir Ally…
There have been numerous times in my spiritual walk when my soul felt like it was in a lush oasis of God’s presence. There have been other times I’ve been so full of doubts I thought I had wandered off into a spiritual desert and wouldn’t be found until days later, face down in the […]
The book of Philippians is a letter the apostle Paul sent to a congregation he had started less than a year earlier. Years ago I was struck by the similarity between our church and the Philippian congregation. I became intrigued by Paul’s statement that he had “the affection of Christ Jesus” for the Philippian people. […]
Last week I talked about the issue of pride, but I wanted to make sure that you didn’t think I was immune to this penetrating disease. Ever since my oldest daughter was three I coached my daughter’s soccer teams. One day I signed up to take an intensive two month course to receive what is called […]
I’ll never forget the 1992 Olympic try-outs. In anticipation of the games, Reebok invested more than 15 million in ads asking whether Dan O’Brien or Dave Johnson was the world’s greatest Decathlete. They were both considered a shoo-in to make the US Olympic team and compete in Barcelona. Everything was great until it came to […]
One of the most well-known passages in the Bible is Matthew 28:18-20, referred to by many as the Great Commission because it outlines Jesus’ final marching orders for his followers: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of […]
A few years ago I crushed my thumb with a hammer as I was trying to build three “Easy to Assemble” bookshelves from the department store. I couldn’t get the shelves to wedge together, so I leaned the boards against each other and gave them a little tap. Nothing. Didn’t budge. Then I gave them […]
There is a story about a man and a woman who were involved in a car crash and both of their cars were demolished. After their cars came to a grinding halt, both of them miraculously walked out from their cars, neither one of them were hurt in any way. After both of them crawled […]
During graduate school I worked each summer in the maintenance department of a large financial services company helping to maintain its landscaping and beautiful rolling lawn. Early on I could tell that the guys on the maintenance crew weren’t real thrilled with having a “pastor-in-training” on their team, but their misgivings only strengthened my resolve […]
In the Bible, the book of Psalms is a collection of prayers written down and gathered by God’s people over twenty-five hundred years ago. What’s interesting about the Psalms is the wide range of human emotions they express. In Psalm 25:1 we find someone tenderly praying, “To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul,” […]