We Must Ask This Before We Preach

Before you preach a particular series, and even a particular sermon, ask yourself, “Do I care about this?” If the answer is, “no,” keep preparing, or head another direction for the time being if you can (though not forever). Obviously, there are times when one must preach regardless of one’s personal passion for the subject. […]

What’s So “Abundant” About the Christian Life?

One of my favorite promises of Jesus is found in John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." What exactly does "abundantly" mean? Christians really should reach a consensus on this…and perhaps have in some quarters. However, I've heard the […]

While I’m Sick, I’m Thinking…

Instead of learning a lot at Catalyst West this week like I'd hoped to be doing, I'm at home with some sort of cold/flu thing…a ball of congestion and scratchiness. However… That gives me a chance to ponder some things. Here's what I'm thinking about on this cloudy, but adequate Southern California day: Doctrine is […]