I’ll never forget the look on the faces of people five years ago when I told them I was going to start a church in a bar. Half of the people I told thought it was the most amazing thing they’d ever heard of, and the other half were aghast with horror. It was mostly the “religious” folks that had their panties all up in bunch and, frankly, I didn’t really care. Mainly because the people I felt God wanted me to reach were all of the people they were ignoring: The people who, according to the Bible I read, […]
I remember being 20 years old cruising around my college campus in Upstate NY belting out this song on the top of my lungs. “I got the power….” I could almost feel myself getting stronger as I belted out those words. Little did I know 20 years later I’d hear this song and be so profoudly impacted by something God showed me, that I believe will impact every single person who reads this. Did you know you possess a superpower? Yep, that’s right. And it has a pretty cool name too. Dunamis. That’s your superpower. Dunamis. Go ahead, post on […]
There’s a dangerous current that runs through much of Christianity. And it’s this. We’re in. We are on God’s side. “They” are not. Whose they? Well I could probably write an entire blog post just on that. But “they” often refers to those who don’t believe the same way. There is very sadly a predominate I’m right, you’re wrong them that runs widely in Christian circles. Now, I’m not writing this to be critical, I’m writing it because my heart is for people to know that if you’ve ever been put down, judged or criticized that’s not God. Jesus loved […]
We often go through life at times and it’s going great. We feel good because life is good. And then BAM…it happens. We experience a setback. It knocks us down and we feel hopeless sometimes. What do we do? Does God care? Here’s what I’ve learned about a setback.