I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!

As I sat in a converted storefront satellite church this morning, I realized that it’s Pentecost Sunday.  This is typically recognized as the birth of the Church but also the moment when Jesus baptized those in the upper room with the Holy Spirit, accompanied by mighty signs and wonders. For close to 30 years I … More I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!

Feeling Like A Failure Lately?

Unmet expectations.  Unfulfilled goals.  2 points short.  Mistakes.  Sin.  Frustrations. Failed exams.  Ministry isn’t growing.  Business is failing.  Fired.  Divorce.  Can’t provide for family. We’ve all been there…all experienced discouragement and disappointments.  But when it seems like they keep coming with no end in sight, it wears down our confidence and makes us feel that’s … More Feeling Like A Failure Lately?

New World Christianity Is Getting Old

American History.  The New World.  Explorers.  Columbus.  Coronado.  Vespucci.  Pioneers.  Industrial Revolution.  Imperialism.  War.  Civil Rights. At the outset, this is not a bash America rant.  I’m grateful that I was born in the U.S.  The freedoms, the opportunities, the resources, etc.  While “American Exceptionalism” has brought many good things into the world, we must … More New World Christianity Is Getting Old

Where Do We Put Our Trust? Circumstances or God? The Seen or Unseen?

It would seem odd, but I’ve found many “contradictions” or ironies when it comes to living for God.  They appear that way because our logic in no way compares to the vast wisdom of God Whose ways and thoughts are so far above our own (Isaiah 55:8). There’s a moment when Jesus is tweaking the … More Where Do We Put Our Trust? Circumstances or God? The Seen or Unseen?

Embracing Obscurity?

If I were to ask people to look at the above picture and ask what they see, most would say:  a painting, the evening sky, tree roots, evergreens, rocks, a hill… Would anyone notice what’s actually holding up the painting…an easel? We’ve heard of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci or Starry Night by … More Embracing Obscurity?