Five Lessons from My Week as a Stay-at-Home Dad

I have the pleasure of being married to a wonderful wife who also stays home with our child.  But I never realized how hard being a stay-at-home parent was until I became one. Stepping Up My Game In addition to staying at home with our toddler-aged son, my wife works full-time from home.  She can … Continue reading Five Lessons from My Week as a Stay-at-Home Dad

Christians, Protect Each Other from Busyness

All of us have complained at one time or another about being too busy. Time for spiritual, emotional, and physical health keeps getting shoved off to "one day." But busyness leads to burnout and Christ came so that we might have life and have it abundantly (Jn. 10:10).  If, therefore, Christians struggle with busyness, then … Continue reading Christians, Protect Each Other from Busyness

Don’t Make an Idol of Christian Community

Most evangelical churches today have some sort of small group ministry.  In various ways, each congregation tries to create a sense of biblical, Christian community.  Community is good, but we must be careful not to make an idol of it. The Blessing of Community I've never been more excited about our community group.  The Lord … Continue reading Don’t Make an Idol of Christian Community

What Makes Christian Community So Hard?

Community.  It's all good until you actually try it.  Engaging in Christian community is a biblical requirement, but the idea is hard to implement because it runs counter to at least two powerful cultures. The Idea of Christian Community Our church small group recently spent an entire semester studying different aspects of Christian community: how … Continue reading What Makes Christian Community So Hard?

Faith Begins Where You End

Authentic faith in God begins when you come to the end of yourself and realize your dependence on God. Jesus Heals the Official's Son I recently heard a sermon on John 4:46-54 when Jesus heals the official's son.  Jesus is traveling in Galilee when an official whose son is sick comes to Him.  The official asks Jesus … Continue reading Faith Begins Where You End