I Feel Like I Need to Apologize

The following is from the 2010 Barna Church Trends report: “The Barna Group, a polling firm that specializes in American church culture and trends, recently released insights drawn from more than 5,000 non-proprietary interviews. George Barna, founder of the Barna Group, indicated that no less than six patterns were evident in the findings. First, the…

Winning the Championship

“It’s not about rugby. It’s about turning out championship boys. It’s much easier to turn out a championship team than to turn out championship boys. We’re trying to teach young men to be forever strong on the field, so that they will be forever strong off the field.” – Coach Larry Gelwix, Forever Strong As…

Coca-Cola or Water: Training the Appetites

2 Timothy 3:1-7 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than…

Worth the Pain

Honestly, I’m not sure what inspired the title to this post, except for that it’s the name of the song I’m listening to right now (“Worth the Pain” by Disciple). Over the past two weeks I have traveled across 4 time zones twice, and well over 5000 miles back and forth across the U.S. As…