Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

This summer marks my ninth year as an adoptive parent. The summer of 2010 was such an exciting time for our family as we boarded a plane heading to the Far East.  That trip would change our lives forever but I am unsure that any of us, including our adopted son, understood the challenges that... Continue Reading →

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Having a Sustained Joy for the Journey: Being vs. Doing

Being a follower of Christ is a journey and too many followers sit as abandoned cars on the side of the road to heaven simply because they either lost faith or the joy of the journey.  As believers in Christ, God has saved us for eternity but has not immediately taken us to our eternal... Continue Reading →

The Great Omission

The most often quoted, preached and taught verses anywhere in the New Testament may very well be the section of scripture referred to as “The Great Commission.”  Matthew 28:18-20 has been used by thousands of preachers, church and denominational leaders to rally the Christian army to evangelistic fervor.  Besides John 3:16 no passage has been... Continue Reading →

Effective Disciple Making: Invite Everyone, Invest in a Few!

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 Great disciple making movements are not created through large scale invitations to crowds.  Great disciple making movements begin small and grow big.  Effective disciple making doesn’t depend on... Continue Reading →

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