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…

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…

Jesus and Politics

This Sunday, October 2nd, I am starting a new series on Jesus and Politics. This series is an attempt to insert a Biblical voice into the current political narrative around key issues. This series is not going to intentionally endorse a candidate, position or party. However, Christians should know what their faith teaches about current…

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…

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…

A Better Reason to Love

3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.   Paul is excited about the growth of the…

Werley Steamboat Springs Update (Week 1)

On Thursday, February 11th, 2016 the Werley family arrived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! It took three full days of driving from Houston with our two u-hauls, a trailer and a packed 8 passenger SUV! Sitting behind the wheel of my 26 foot rig driving through the desolate dry land of West Texas I had a lot…