Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

In addition to being a church planter and pastor, I’m also an editor and an online community facilitator for a global ministry to pastors and church leaders. So I often have to deal with hateful comments on the Facebook pages I help to manage. It’s sad,...
A Simple Gospel Invitation to Give Your Life to Jesus

A Simple Gospel Invitation to Give Your Life to Jesus

There are so many ways to word an invitation to people to become Christians… Repent and believe… Admit, believe, confess… Invite Jesus into your life… Ask Jesus to be your Savior… Give your life to Jesus… Believe and receive…...
The "Gospel" Is More Than You've Probably Ever Imagined

The "Gospel" Is More Than You've Probably Ever Imagined

In modern evangelicalism, we have several versions of the gospel with which people are familiar. The doctrine of justification by grace through faith, which, may describe the theological ramifications of the gospel, but isn’t actually the gospel. The “plan...
God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

We like to sanitize Bible stories, especially when they revolve around people we consider “heroes of the faith.” Like Abraham. This guy said “yes” to God’s calling to leave everything familiar without having a clue where God was taking...
That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

Our culture has bought into this strange notion that we are ever-evolving in our enlightenment and everyone who is old and dead is dumb. Everything we thought pre-Elvis is primitive and ignorant. So ancient story about God visiting an old man named Abraham and...
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...

Worshipping In the Powerful Presence of God

Kayla Bailey performing her original song, Found at Grace Hills. This weekend was powerful. Sunday, we kicked off a new message series called Found and we’re exploring what it means for God to be on mission to find us, rescue us, and commission us to go find...
You Need to Know Balthasar Hubmaier

You Need to Know Balthasar Hubmaier

Baptists sometimes miss out on great ancient resources found in some great theologians and leaders of the past who probably impacted our theology as much or more than the Reformers, but the Reformers get all the kudos. Take, for example, Balthasar Hubmaier, an early...
Truth Isn't Subject to Change

Truth Isn't Subject to Change

On the radio this morning were two different stories about major moral issues in American culture. On the abortion front was the story of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signing into law two of the strictest anti-abortion bills in the country: one that bans abortion...