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Soma Church Indy is on!

January 14, 2012


I am stoked (and a little late) to announce on here that we have relocated to Indianapolis, IN to begin planting Soma Church. This dream has been a long time coming, and thanks to Jesus and a lot of partners we are finally making it a reality. Contrary to what many may think about the […]

Jesus Storybook Bible for churches

July 7, 2011


The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones is absolutely my favorite resource for our family devotions at home. Clear, concise, and redemptive, Lloyd-Jones lays out the stories of the Bible in story format, with “every story whispering his (Jesus) name.” Thus, I was excited to hear recently that the JSB has been expanded into a […]

How to grow a contemporary church

July 5, 2011


Lately I’ve been reading and re-reading Alan Hirsch’s book, The Forgotten Ways. In his critique of Christendom & the modern church growth movement, he provided a stinging analysis of what he calls the “ministry mix” for growing churches: God’s gracious involvement aside, if you wish to grow a contemporary church following good church growth principles, […]

Acts 1-4 resources

March 21, 2011


We are spending 2011 preaching through the book of Acts. It’s been rocking my world as we study the movement of the Gospel, Holy Spirit, and Church in the earliest Christian community. I have been struck the most by the Apostles consistent one-two punch of miracles (both healing & killing!) and preaching in tandem – […]

Simplicity of the Gospel

July 15, 2010


This is a great reminder for those of us who preach the gospel: IT’S SIMPLE! Charles Spurgeon says it like this, God be thanked for the simplicity of the gospel. The longer I live, the more I bless God that we have not received a classical gospel, nor a mathematical gospel, nor a metaphysical gospel; […]

The Gospel for Thieves (from Ten Commandments)

June 18, 2010


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Family ministry models: what we can learn from each other, part 2

June 17, 2010


In the fall, Southern Seminary will be re-launching their Journal of Family Ministry. The focus of their first issue will be on models of family ministry, and I wanted to share some of the articles I have contributed on what we can learn from each other. Below is part 2 of a series entitled, “The […]