Craft of Preaching

Part 1: Just How Far Faith Can Span

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear.

Is not life more than

The Cross in Easter

What do the cross and the resurrection have to do with our daily lives? Even when life is easy, it can feel complicated and poorly held together.

Like a

Part 2: The Recovery of the Trinity

When did the good news become bad news?

That's exactly the question my colleague Mark Stenberg asked, for somehow, the story of Christ--this outpouring

Part 1: Mark Stenberg asks, “When did the Good News become Bad News?”

When did the Good News (of Jesus Christ) become bad news? All of us who preach or teach or are passionate about the gospel in any way run across this question

Why We Worship Matters Most

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a dear friend who observed that many of the new mission churches seem to be working pretty hard to present themselves

A Disruptive Message

The first miracles were anything but sentimental schlock.

When Lazarus was summoned from the tomb, when Jesus demanded, "unbind him," it couldn't have been


As I write this, a fire near my home in Southern California is consuming the earth.

The Santa Ana winds feed the fires, like a stupid codependent friend

An Extraordinary Task