How do you pray when the boat is going down and it’s your fault? Continue reading The Storm
Yeah it’s a JAY-Z song with an amazing beat and off-limits lyrics but I came across something in the Bible the other day that reminded me of it. Sometimes we’re unwittingly obsessed with sin and its separating effect in our relationships with God and people, it exacts a toll subconsciously. From the sin/problem/addiction to its consequences, to denial/blame-shifting/attempts-at-our-own-morality, it picks up steam and drags us with it. Peter … Continue reading 99 Problems
Can anything take sin away? You and I know that sin piles up. There’s something about it that fills up our lives and eventually drowns us. In any relationship you probably suspect that sin and wrong adds to previous sin and wrong don’t you? I know people who are very good at ignoring the build-up but you can only ignore them for so long before … Continue reading RED
I wonder if you know why Jesus came? Sounds funny but most people don’t really know. I would suggest that most people never actually think about it. So intent our we with our distractions that we rarely stop and do that thing that smart people do: think. That Jesus actually came cannot be denied by any but the most ignorant or unlearned or…dare I say … Continue reading The Red & Green Show
Your life is 10% what happens TO you and 90% your response to it. 10% Cause, 90% Effect. The longer I live the more I think this is true. Don’t pick the numbers apart and be like “I’m more of a 12% / 88% split…”, just get what it is I’m saying.. My dad lost his youngest sister Connie a few days ago and we … Continue reading Cause & Effect. Choice
Have you ever said “How can a loving God _______?” This blog might help you… Neela runs into the church the other day at 8:30 am and asks for a “root beer float?” My response was “You’re not at grandpa’s house anymore baby!” Consequence is the cost of Choice and Choice requires a measure of Maturity. But in North America we treat Choice like it’s … Continue reading Choice
In view of the recent World Cup in Brazil and also the Fast Five from Rio… I thought I’d blog about relationships:) …But this is how we do things in North America! Sometimes I think Common has taken Sense out behind the barn and shot him. Common to me are the everyday ridiculous lowest-common-denominator practitioners who think they’re absolutely right about relationships when none … Continue reading This is Brazil!
Baptism. We just had a baptism party at Venue Church. It was an amazing and somewhat emotional time as we looked back to where our baptismees were when they first were introduced to Jesus and our community of faith, to where they are now. There was cheering and whistling and yelling and crying. I remember very clearly thinking to myself “THIS was worth the last … Continue reading Going Public