The Foot Book

Before Finn’s bedtime, we have a pretty regular routine. We brush his teeth. Sometimes he gets a bath. And then we read some books. Of course, he loves books, especially if we love the books. I’ve learned this about kids. They will love what you love. If you get really excited about something, the likelihood … More The Foot Book

It Takes a Village

Our church is known for our focus on local missions. It’s not the only thing we do, but it is something we are very passionate about. There’s no doubt that this is reflected in Allyssa and I’s leadership. But its helped us gather a community of other people passionate about serving the poor. Which means, … More It Takes a Village

Christians say “I love the poor.” I say: “What are their names?”

I recently finished our spring classes at Central City Church. The class I lead was an introduction to local missions. It ran alongside a class that is an introduction to small groups: local missions and intentional relationships, two of our three core values. I haven’t had much success with classes, but after a little encouragement … More Christians say “I love the poor.” I say: “What are their names?”

Gun Control -or- Another Post to Agree or Disagree With

Please note: this post was intentionally written with a little bit of “bite.” Its tone is meant to be bold, vulnerable, with a hint of satire. Read at your own risk. 🙂 My heart hurts for the violence in this world, both what is noticed and mourned by the world, like school and police shootings, as … More Gun Control -or- Another Post to Agree or Disagree With

When an email says more than the sermon it’s replying to…

On Sunday, I preached on Matthew 19, verses 16 and following, where Jesus encounters a rich young ruler. The podcast is available here, but something my friend said in response is probably worth more than anything I said. One of my friends from Franklinton drove up to Grandview to join us for worship. He’s lived … More When an email says more than the sermon it’s replying to…