Recent Blog Posts
As we transitioned out of leadership at Grace Hills, I surveyed the things I've been interested in and, for a while now, real estate has been at the top of the list. I took the course, passed the test, and have joined the team at Collier & Associates. You can...
At this time ten years ago, Angie and I were just beginning to dream and plan for the planting of Grace Hills Church. We had walked through some brokenness and had found within our staff and small group communities at Saddleback Church a great deal of healing. It was...
It’s been a year of pain. We need a reformation — not so much of doctrine but of emphasis, and the emphasis needs to be placed squarely on our calling to love God and all people. Yes, we need solutions. I want to talk more about the solutions than the problems, but we’re in such denial that it’s hard to get there.
I want to pray for people to look to Jesus as the one whose stripes offer us healing, whose death offers us peace, and whose resurrection offers us hope in spite of our encounters with faulty representations of who he is.
I don’t know what the rest of 2021 will bring, but no matter what happens, our communities and our culture will need people who follow Jesus faithfully to show up again and again full of truth and full of grace.
2021 will be a year of good news. Does that mean we’ll see positive news headlines in the media? Probably not. But the word “gospel” literally means “good news,” and it never gets old.
The agenda of King Jesus is crystal clear. It has been spoken. It has been written. It has been decided what Jesus would and did come to accomplish, and there is no reversing this divinely authoritative decree.
This modern creed is a confession of faith that honors the essential theological elements of the ancient church creeds while intentionally reflecting the place of the church in the modern world.
In Dare to Lead, her wonderful book about vulnerability as the key to influential leadership, Brené Brown proclaims a simple and powerful truth, "Clarity is kind." And on the other side of the same coin, "A lack of clarity is unkind." In other words, being vague can...