Love is the End

“If we never become Christians, will you still be our friends?” I was shocked by the question. Even a little angry. Did the last year of our friendship mean nothing? My wife, Lindsay, and I had met Joe and Amy at our church. We were… Read more »

When the Mission Hurts

As a former athlete what I loved about baseball more than anything was the strong sense of team and the shared goal of winning.  It becomes ingrained in your spirit so deeply, and nothing matters more than those two things.  Even today what I miss… Read more »

What You See Determines How You Serve

Years ago, I served as a youth pastor at a great church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We had one of the largest and fastest growing youth groups in the country, with a vibrant service called TAG every Wednesday night. This wasn’t one of those services… Read more »

The Movement of the Church Belongs to You

You would be hard pressed to find someone who has loved the North American Christian Convention more than me.  In my 57 years I’ve attended 47 of them.  At the age of 14 I got my first job—cleaning the NACC offices every Saturday.  Beth and… Read more »

Psalm 133 and Me

There are so many things I love about being a part of this tribe!  I love our devotion to restoring the New Testament Church in the 21st century, that we are all independent of each other and owe each other nothing except love, and that… Read more »