The Least of These

“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When […]

The Drop Box… A Movie

Tonight, I went to go see the movie The Drop Box, which is the story of Pastor Lee Jong-rak, a pastor in Seoul who had set up a “drop box” at the front of his church to rescue babies that would otherwise be abandoned. I had seen several emails come across my inbox advertising the […]

Those Darn Verse Markers

Sometimes I get bothered by how the verse markers get placed in the Bible. When the Bible was written it was written as a letter or a blog post. There were no chapter or verse markers. In my Bible reading I ran across an example of where this bothers me in Matthew 5:44-45 (ESV). But […]

Spending Habits

On Sunday, March 16, I spoke in my church about our spending habits. Before anyone gets nervous I want to put you at ease and let you know that I was talking primarily about our time. When I was in Haiti in February of this year as I was going through our team devotional that […]

Jesus Tattoo

My wife showed me this picture recently and so I Googled it and ran across the website associated with it: I applaud them for their efforts with the video they produced and their creativity they used in it, but I think that there should have been some more investment into making it a little […]

job search update

on sunday i saw that the church in california that i had an informal interview with and then did not make the short list, re-listed the job. i emailed the youth pastor to ask him if the candidiates they were looking at did not make it and if the job was indeed available again. and […]

my last article for our church’s paper

Thanks For The Memories I wanted to write this last article to simply say “Thank You!” • Thank you friends of Stony Creek Church for opening up your hearts and lives to me and my family for these past 5 and a half years. • Thank you teachers and volunteers in Adventureland for guiding, instructing […]