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How Your Faith Can Make You Whole

How Your Faith Can Make You Whole

When Jesus says, “Your faith has made you whole,” what does he mean? Among most Christians today, there are two competing interpretations. On the one hand are those who emphasize the power of one’s faith. The more faith you have, the more likely you are to receive a...

What Does it Mean to Be Fully Committed to God?

What Does it Mean to Be Fully Committed to God?

This is a question I've been pondering over quite often lately. What does it actually look like to be fully committed to God? A fully devoted disciple of Christ? To be "all in"? I've had to honestly own up to the fact that my answer to this question was different just...

You Can Lead by Fear or Lead by Love

You Can Lead by Fear or Lead by Love

When I was a Pastor on staff at Saddleback Church, one of my favorite spots to hang out on the weekends was the green room, backstage. It's not just that some kind volunteers stock it with breakfast burritos on Sunday mornings or hot Thai food in the evenings, it was...

You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

Deep in the heart of every leader I've ever met lurks a daunting question that casts a shadow over every major challenge we ever face: Am I up to this? When I went to take the test for my driver's license... When I enrolled in college... When I bought the ring to...

Make Church Safe Again

Make Church Safe Again

Church should be the safest place in the world, but right now, it doesn’t feel that way. How can we make church safe again? Here are some big ideas.

The Reflectionary – May 19, 2022

The Reflectionary – May 19, 2022

Last night, we had a group of about 20 or so young adults (18 - 25) in our living room for an "Ask Us Anything" session. Most of them are dealing with a lot of disillusionment and hurt from the church settings in which they've grown up. Angie and I keep reminding them...

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