Psalm 120: A Family Devotional Guide

Psalms of Ascents Family Devotional Guide: Introduction & Psalm 120 If we want to bring up a godly family, who shall be a seed to serve God when our heads are under the clods of the valley, let us seek to train them up in the fear of God by meeting together as a family…

We Need Church…

If you are a Christian, nothing says you believe God is in control more than what you do with your time and money. When you choose to prioritize the church over sports for your kids  you reject the over hyped American system that tells you, you have to sacrifice everything to the gods of elite…

Update: One Year In Steamboat Springs

Today (February 11th) we celebrate one year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. On this day we finished our journey from Houston, Texas, a state I had lived in most my life, to the mountains of north western, Colorado. Two days earlier we loaded up two massive uhauls, a trailer and an SUV with all our stuff…

I Love Jesus But Not His Girlfriend: Trying Church Again

To Purchase “I Love Jesus but Not His Girlfriend”: Click Here Depending on what has been done to you, forgiving the church is going to cost a lot. It will be hard. But you have a Savior, whose Spirit lives inside you, and he can give you the strength and faith to pull it off. How…

Jesus & Politics: The Environment

The environment is playing a significant role in this presidential election. Below is a graph from Business Insider on how the candidates view the issues regarding creation.     Clinton is holding to the Democrat standard position with high governmental regulation on industry to enforce environmental standards. On the other hand, Trump is holding a…

A Quick Guide for Small Group Leaders

  We recently re-started our small group ministry at Anchor Way Church. I had the privilege of training our leaders. Part of our strategy at Anchor Way is to be an equipping and unleashing church. That means we place very few “controls” over lay ministry models. We want people to be free to do ministry…

Three Types of Church Leavers

David Kinnamen wrote a very important book called, You Lost Me. In his book he points out that there are three different types of people who have left the church. He categorizes the group of leavers into three groups: nomads, prodigals and exiles.[i] Kinnamen’s research describes the prodigal’s movement away from faith as a hard…

I Love Jesus but Not His Girlfriend

Maybe the best way to start this is to explain the title you have curiously clicked on. So I just finished (not yet published) a book called, “I love Jesus but Hate His Girlfriend.” Let me start by putting your mind at ease that this is not a Jesus conspiracy theory. Jesus didn’t date Mary…

First 100 Days

  President Franklin Roosevelt established the importance of a president’s first 100 days. FDR believed the activity and relationships the president accomplished in the first 100 days were a gauge for measuring the rest of his presidency. Since the FDR administration the press has paid special attention to every president’s first 100 days. A pastor’s…

The Submissive Wife

  18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. We live in culture that is opposed to the Biblical concept of the submissive wife. Usually people justify their objection to the submissive wife by saying the Bible was written during a time when women like being submissive. I guess people who want…