One of the things I really love about walking with God is the fact that He continues to be both predictable and unpredictable at the same time. For instance, His character never changes, “God is the same yesterday, today, and forever” ( Hebrews 13:8 ) And yet, the way...

August 18, 2017

This week I received the following question in my inbox:

“I understand your thoughts on women in ministry but when it comes to our husbands, doesn't it say to submit to them?

The Bible passage from which this question arises, is Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit to your hus...

August 16, 2017

For many of you if I say the word “egalitarian” you would probably get a strange look on your face. This would indicate you have no idea what I’m talking about. That’s okay. That’s part of why I’m writing today’s post.

I also want to share a bit of my story.

The word “eg...

August 10, 2017

Probably every human that has ever lived has felt that they live in “tricky times.” Times where the lines are blurred between right and wrong. Times when we aren’t sure, or are often afraid, of what the future will hold. I am no exception. I also think we are living in...

(This article is Part 3 in a series examining the substance, history, and application of the “Billy Graham rule.” Links to Part 1 & 2 can be found on the photo scroll at the bottom of this page)

The other day I ran into a friend at the grocery store. A male friend. A ma...

Have you ever been hurt so bad that you weren’t sure how you’d ever survive? I mean, a deep, gut wrenching, cry yourself through the day and night kind of hurt? I’m talking about a hurt that was so strong and so painful that it robbed you of all energy and left you vul...

June 19, 2017

Part 2 – Kingdom culture over church culture

A few months ago, the issue of men and women working, meeting, or eating alone together resurfaced. Mike Pence, VP of USA, stated that he followed what many call the “Billy Graham rule” and he would never dine alone with any...

June 12, 2017

The Moravians are credited with an expression of Christianity that I really love and try to live by:

In the essentials, unity

In the non-essentials , liberty

In all things, love.

I believe there’s merit in discussing non-essentials, topics secondary to salvation, things we...

June 9, 2017

(written and first shared in June of last year on my personal ministry blog) 

“Hey, do you have time to meet today to talk about some ministry stuff? I’d like to get your advice and opinion on a few things.”

“Sure, what time works for you? I’m free tonight or late t...

June 1, 2017

(I was 40 years old before I ever really had a true mentor. In retrospect, I wish I would have had the wisdom to be more intentional about looking for one earlier in my life. I guess sometimes things just happen in their own time, but I do believe we can miss things, p...

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