When a friend blows it

God doesn’t humiliate repentant sinners. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15 NLT) He understands our weaknesses. Too often when I read this scripture I focus on the fact that ‘he did not sin’ rather than the […]

Some things you probably shouldn’t tweet

There are some things that would be better left un-twittered. I recently saw a tweet extolling the virtues of the tweeters current boss. Something like this: “So refreshing to work under wise Godly leadership.” My first thought was: “That’s true. It’s great to work in a life giving environment.” I knew the pastor he was […]

What I learned from Steve Jobs

I just finished “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. Here’s 20 things I highlighted. Some apply to preaching. Some apply to pastoring. Some are just interesting: 1. Apple had a 3rd partner, Ron Wayne, who got cold feet after 11 days. He was paid a buyout of $2,300. Had he stayed, his share would be worth […]

Tim Tebow’s not the savior, but he sure does act like one

I’ve been a Bronco fan for a long time. I remember striped socks, the South Stands, Steve Tensi, Cookie Gilcrest, Lyle Alzado, The Orange Crush, and the days when two words were enough to describe Mile High Stadium. We loved our Broncos. We filled the stadium. We cheered them on, even though they didn’t win […]

Daily wisdom challenge is moving

Starting September 1, 2011 the “Daily Wisdom Challenge” will be moving to my Facebook Page. We will continue to put links on Twitter and Facebook, the only difference is this: Instead of posting your insights on this blog site, you will post them on in the comments section of the Facebook post. Hope to see […]

What does it mean to live in community?

We are spending a great deal of time at Seacoast trying to figure out what it means to be a community of faith, really living out the mission of God. What does it mean to live on mission? Every day? What does a missional community look like? How can we live out our mission together? […]

Highlights from my 2nd day in Israel

I’m about to wrap up my second full day in Israel.  Here’s what’s going on… [slickr-flickr tag="BlogIsrael1" type="slideshow" size="large" sort="date" direction="ascending" delay="7"] Wednesday afternoon we arrived and stayed our first night in Tel Aviv. We stayed close to Joppa, the city that Jonah caught a boat going the wrong direction and also the city that […]