Meekness vs. Narcissism

For those of you who couldn’t make this past Sunday’s Converge here are my notes. We’re in a series following some ‘wise sayings’ from Jesus found in the first book of the New Testament called Matthew. On this particular Sunday our...

It’s Easy to Love Friendly People

Something bugs me on and off again and it probably has to do with my own tension on the subject. You see, it’s easy to love people who are lovable. I’ve been thinking about the convenience of love and friendship as I think of ways to conspire a movement of...

Tear Jerking Worship

Picture it: the sudden crescendo before the chorus, the key change after the bridge, the endlessly repeating final line combining to form emotional tactics musicians use to elicit responses from a crowd. In a concert you feel connected to the music and everyone around...

A Church Without Adventure is Dead

The loss of spiritual adventure produces a (somewhat distorted sense of what it means to be in the Way of Jesus–we become bored Christians acquiescing to the lame dictates of a mediocre life, sensing that we are missing out on something important but not willing...

Sparking Curiosity

An early adopter seeks out new ideas and makes them work. An adapter, on the other hand, puts up with what he has to, begrudgingly. One is offense, the other is defense. One requires the spark of curiosity, the other is associated with fear, or at least hassle....

How Do We Achieve Balance in Life?

Having trouble balancing the demands of life? Not enough time to do the things you believe are important? Getting stressed out cause you have to juggle too much stuff? Do you think there’s a trick to make things ‘work’? Balancing life is usually a...