This winter beginning in a few hours I am going to begin “heralding” and worshiping my way through the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians with the flock God has entrusted to me to shepherd. Tinkering with how I will introduce the book I began to think back on the first time I remember reading […]
I was “shaving” my sweater this morning and felt a tug on my heart to go visit a sick man named James. I told Lois and Heidi “Hey I think I just got a ‘nudge from the Judge’ I’m going to go visit a guy. I’ll be right back.” In just a few minutes God […]
After and long and mellow summer and a colorful lingering fall we are wearing warm things tonight. The temperature will drop into the thirties by morning. The furnace will awaken and send warmth coursing through the veins of Granville Cottage. In an hour or so we will slip between flannel sheets and our sleep will […]
In your bed at night, before you go to sleep your mind can be occupied with worry, anger, greed, lust, or empty things, or you can meditate on your bed and turn your bed into an altar where you present yourself and your thoughts to God. Yesterday I studied most of the day and after […]
I spend a lot of time thinking about the wonderful group of people who make up Evangel Church… The world we live in is becoming a dangerous place. Never a day passes without violence and tragedy coming nearer and nearer where we live and raise our families. The news is filled with reports of terror, […]
Young man is waiting tables at a steakhouse last week. He’s assigned a couple rough looking bikers. Tatoos. Leathers. The whole deal. They gave him a hard time.
I read this story this evening from pastor John Van Pay. He is the pastor and founder of Gateway Christian Fellowship in San Antonio, Texas. It broke my heart and stirred my soul…
I am a pastor. I like people. Good pastors are like that. I want to make people happy. I like people to like me. Most good pastors are that way. In churches people all have preferences. Extra-biblical opinions and likes. Preferences in the pew and in the pulpit. We all have them.