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A Vision that Motivates

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, […]

For the teachers out there

Mark Scandrette has challenged me recently from my reading of his book Soul Graffiti. Most specifically I have been challenged by his writings on teaching & leadership. He argues the most influential settings for Jesus’ teaching was not telling stories to large crowds (although there is obvious impact there), but with those that committed to […]

Praying Fixed Prayers

I have spent pretty much my entire life following (or at least trying to) Jesus. Until about two months ago however, I had never prayed a fixed or written prayer to God. I imagine most of you reading this post are similar to me in that you have not prayed fixed prayers either. I read […]

A beautiful morning

I began my day by baptizing a friend in the Minnesota River at 5:30 a.m. (yeah…if you were shocked by reading that, how do you think I felt when the alarm went off at 4:45). It was an amazing experience. Being involved in someone’s baptism, whether you are watching or baptizing, is such a worshipful […]

John 10

One of the passages God used to open my heart and soul to the overflowing life Jesus came to provide is John, chapter 10. I love these wonderful words of Jesus. They are rich with beauty, inspiration, and challenge. Eric made me aware of a wonderful podcast by Erwin McManus on this chapter last week. […]

Are we preparing ourselves to live?

This past week I had a few moments to kill so I found myself perusing through the Christianity section at Barnes & Noble. Honestly, I haven’t read too much in the past few months so I was looking for something that caught my eye. As I stumbled along I saw the name of an author […]