Books Read in 2017

Every year, at the end of the year, I post the list of books that I read during the year. This year you will notice, the number has dropped down even more from the year before. This is mainly because I’ve been focused on other things. Also you will notice there were a lot ofContinue reading “Books Read in 2017”

America at the Crossroads

To say that America is at the crossroads is one heck of an understatement. But yeah I guess you can think of it that way. This election cycle has shown us that perhaps more than ever this country is divided, and that division shows up in the competing visions of where America ought to beContinue reading “America at the Crossroads”

What Should Preachers Be Reading?

What would you say to a preacher who feels intimidated by all he feels he needs to read in order to “speak to the culture”? Where should he start? He needs to start noticing the cultural water he swims in every day. You don’t need to start with heavy tomes. Look at the music videos onContinue reading “What Should Preachers Be Reading?”

House of Hartt

I don’t normally blog about this kind of stuff (decorating, weddings, etc.) – but I’m just so thankful to Corinne from House of Hartt that I couldn’t help share my appreciation for her and her team’s work at our wedding! Amelia and I got married in January and Corinne from House of Hartt was ourContinue reading “House of Hartt”

I Think I Broke It… My Goal For Reading This Year

One of my friends set a goal for himself in 2012, to read 40 books. When I heard he beat it I thought “woah thats a great goal to have, I bet I could beat it.” So I set out to beat his 40 and read 50 books this year. Lets just say I brokeContinue reading “I Think I Broke It… My Goal For Reading This Year”

Top Seven Books of 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’ll books for reviewing And blogs to be posting When the end of  ’13 is near It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes its that time of the year again. No it’s not Christmas. Its book review season! It’s the time of the year whenContinue reading “Top Seven Books of 2013”

Give them the Tools they Need!

Today would like to hit on one aspect of the small group coach-leader relationship: equipping. If you are a small group coach you probably know building a relationship with your leaders is super important but you don’t necessarily want to get stuck there. Pastor Bill Donahue from Willow Creek makes this point when he saysContinue reading “Give them the Tools they Need!”

Mushy Brains, Dry Brains

It sounds like the title of story book for hungry little zombie children. Don’t worry though its not, I haven’t broken the ground on the genre just yet. Mushy Brains, Dry Brains, is actually how I feel after reading certain books. The other day I was talking to a friend who teaches at Eternity BibleContinue reading “Mushy Brains, Dry Brains”

Aquinas and Going Ad Fontes!!!

I have written before about the importance of going straight to the sources, especially in regards to theology and biblical studies. Do you want to know about Jonathan Edwards, don’t pick up George Marsden’s magisterial biography of Edwards, pick up Edwards! Go straight to the source. Although I do highly recommend Marsden’s book. Do youContinue reading “Aquinas and Going Ad Fontes!!!”