God finished His work that He had done and He rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. God blessed the seventh day and made it Holy because on it God rested from His work that He had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the…(Read More)

For those of you who have forgotten what I said two weeks ago, or were not present, we started a series entitled, “How Did We Get Here?” It is series through the Book of Genesis. It is not merely fixated on the literal question, ‘how did we get here’, but it also…(Read More)

Dear Evangelical Church in America, I wanted to briefly remind Christian leaders that the Apostle Paul either directly or indirectly shepherded churches in some of the most pagan cultures in the world! Rome, Athens, Corinth, and Ephesus (to name a few!) were NOT bastions of holiness that were readily receptive to the Gospel! (Rom. 1…(Read More)

  “…you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become…(Read More)

  Recently, I was reviewing a list of blogs that are part of my routine reading and I came across an essay written by Chase Davis, a friend and fellow pastor in the state of Colorado. Because he is a white man pastoring a rather homogeneous church in an equally homogeneous community, I was interested…(Read More)

  Throughout the Fall of 2011 I was in the midst of networking in preparation for the planting of The Embassy Church. During this process a pastor in my city invited me to a gathering that featured his mentor, a professor of Missiology at a large denominational seminary, as the keynote speaker. When we were…(Read More)

  In 2011 Rob Bell relished in the havoc that could be evoked only by a coy publication of his doctrinal views. He decided to address ideas regarding eternal judgment, specifically, the doctrine of hell. He concluded that the God of the Bible is incapable of condemning a divine image bearer to an eternal hell…(Read More)