The Most Important Decision I’ve Ever Made as a Pastor

The Most Important Decision I’ve Ever Made as a Pastor

The church I’m serving as pastor just bought a new property for $1.1 million in the heart of Northwest Arkansas. We spent a lot of time praying over that decision and it felt like a huge step. But it wasn’t the most important decision I’ve ever had...
I Hereby Declare: I Believe the Bible!

I Hereby Declare: I Believe the Bible!

On March 5 of 1995, on a school bus headed to Louisville, Kentucky, I made a decision that would impact the rest of my life. I had sensed for some time that God was calling me to be a Pastor, and I decided that day to set aside every other professional ambition and to...
3 Tension-Filled Issues That Don’t Destroy My Faith

3 Tension-Filled Issues That Don’t Destroy My Faith

I believe in Jesus. I believe he is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who came from heaven to earth, put on flesh and dwelt among us full of grace and truth. I believe he died on the cross to provide a substitutionary atonement for our sins and then rose again from...
The Truth of the Bible Still Matters, and It Always Will

The Truth of the Bible Still Matters, and It Always Will

The Bible is literally true. If I just lost you, that’s okay. I get that this may come across as a weird statement to anyone reading who is 1) not a Christian, 2) a new Christian, or 3) a “progressive” Christian who disagrees. And it’s...

What the Church Needs Now Is Roots. Deep Roots

I want the church – your church and my church – to grow. I’m encouraged when I see the church effectively demonstrating the love of God and communicating the good news of Jesus to a culture with an ever-evolving language. I’m concerned when I...

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