Tiny Red Dots

It's New Year's Eve, and the tiny red dots on my phone are mocking me. You know the ones. They levitate on the top right corner of our app icons. They constantly notify us about unread messages, unfinished tasks, and unanswered social media. The tiny red dots tell us all the things we’ve left undone, … Continue reading Tiny Red Dots

Fear Not

You’ve seen that illustration with the rocks, haven’t you? If you put the little rocks in the jar first, you won’t have room for the big rocks. But if you reverse the order, prioritizing the important things, then you’ll have plenty of room in your life for the little things, too. I love the imagery, … Continue reading Fear Not

The Next 500 Years

Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. It was the seminal act that sparked the Protestant Reformation, a movement that recovered the biblical Gospel; the good news that salvation is received by grace alone through faith alone. Last Sunday, a group from … Continue reading The Next 500 Years

Good and Pleasant

Behold, how good and pleasant it iswhen brothers dwell in unity! ––Psalm 133:1Last week, after a few hundred torch-wielding racists dominated the headlines, a friend texted me, "Just thought of you and Laurie. Do you think we should have a community prayer gathering?" It was a great idea. My wheels started spinning.I shot off a … Continue reading Good and Pleasant

Preview Worship

This weekend, we will hold our third Preview Service and Cookout at Southern Methodist College. Worship has been such a blessing! Our musicians have led us in joyful praise, and we have been celebrating the Lord's Supper. I am preaching a series of sermons entitled, "The Gospel Alone," which covers Faith, Christ, Grace, Scripture, and God's Glory. We've averaged 60 people in attendance … Continue reading Preview Worship

#OneHellOfANight

There was a party at the frat house two doors down over the weekend, and this morning our street was littered with dozens of these tiny square flyers. They are topped by a trinity of attractive women in suggestive poses inviting college students to #OneHellOfANight at Club Indulgence. As I collected the trash, my temperature … Continue reading #OneHellOfANight