Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

Its actually a plausibility problem… What the bible teaches about same sex relationships sounds implausible to most people nowadays. It sounds totally implausible to ask people to turn their backs on same sex relationships and live a lonely life as a perpetually single person.  Not only does it sound implausible, it sounds unhealthy. Listen toContinue reading “Same-Sex Attraction and the Church”

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Theology as Discipleship

Theology is irrelevant to our life as Christians. At least that’s what many evangelicals tend to believe. There is this thought that runs through much of evangelicalism that theology is either irrelevant because we should be focusing on practical things. There is also another line of thought that seems to believe that theology is dangerousContinue reading “Theology as Discipleship”

15 Life Giving Habits for Ministry

I really didn’t expect things to be like this – but its simply the way things turned out. Not that it was necessarily a bad thing – it was just unexpected. You see – this weekend is my friend’s birthday, and every year he plans a snowboarding/ski trip to either Big Bear or Mammoth. IContinue reading “15 Life Giving Habits for Ministry”

Summertime Shepherding (Pt. 2)

Summer is finally here which means that for us college ministry leaders it’s time to step back and take a break right. After all we have been running hard for about nine months, now we get three well-deserved months off. Am I right? Not exactly…. A few weeks ago I shared that this mentality towardsContinue reading “Summertime Shepherding (Pt. 2)”

Why I’m Going Back to Junior College

The title is a bit deceptive, I am not going “back” to junior college; I am going to junior college for the first time. I have a masters from Fuller Seminary in theology and I graduated from UCLA with honors in philosophy. So why exactly am I going back to JC instead of going forwardContinue reading “Why I’m Going Back to Junior College”

DiscipleShift – High School & College Coaching

In his book Discipleshift Jim Putman uses a sport illustration to explain two distinct approaches to discipling people. Even though its directed at pastors its true of any ministry position, whether you are a movement leader, lead pastor, small group leader, or apprentice. Check out what he has to say: “The problem is that churchContinue reading “DiscipleShift – High School & College Coaching”

DiscipleShift – Making the Shift to a Discipleship Culture

Over the next few days I will be posting some insights that I have gotten from reading DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples by Jim Putman & Bobby Harrington w/ Robert Coleman. Check out what Robert Coleman (author of the classic The Master Plan of Evangelism) has toContinue reading “DiscipleShift – Making the Shift to a Discipleship Culture”

Discipleship is Relational

At its very core discipleship is a relational activity. Ultimately is about being faithful to God’s call to love the people around you. Its about loving these people enough to help them see how God is moving in their lives and help them get to where God wants them to be. Discipleship cannot happen outsideContinue reading “Discipleship is Relational”