Three Ways Pastors Can Help Parents Pass on Faith to Their Children

Our oldest daughter, who is turning sixteen soon, said to me when she was about eight or nine, “Dad, I’m glad you are a pastor.” Having grown up a pastor’s kid myself, I was a bit surprised! When I asked her why, she said, “Because you teach us the Bible.” […]


Your negative self-talk is holding you back.

Here’s how to break free. Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed and hopelessly comparing yourself to the people you see there? I look at them and think, I’ll never look that good while I’m working out. Or I’ll never be able to afford that kind of vacation […]


Unlock the Health-Giving Power of the Holy Communion

GOD WANTS YOU HEALED AND WHOLE  Wouldn’t you agree that apart from the gift of salvation, the greatest blessing we can receive is health? As pastors and leaders especially, we want to see our church members healthy and strong. We want to see them enjoying their loved ones, walking in […]


Once upon a time in first-century Roman-occupied Palestine…

…an itinerant Jewish teacher began to attract attention for his surprising statements about God, his radical approach to religion and politics, and his healing care for the poor, lonely, and sick. His message offended the ruling authorities, and he was executed. Shortly thereafter, his followers began to claim that their […]


The God-Stopped Moments

Dear Pastor, Though the title of my latest book, When God Stops, is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, we all need “God-Stopped” moments, to receive special attention from God, in areas where we are hurting. These moments are paramount not only to our individual lives, but to Christian faith and theology. I had never […]