Archives for February 2010

Weekend Update

On Sunday I’ll be preaching both services at Fox Valley Church in West Dundee, IL; then holding a two-hour workshop in the afternoon for the church as well. Look what you all have done! Don’t forget to DONATE to this important bridge building work of The Marin Foundation! Here is the breakdown thus far (of which [Read More…]

Ask Me I Dare You: Part 2

We’re off to quite a rousing start to the answers of Ask Me I Dare You! It was so much fun I’ll just dive into the second question earlier than planned, asked here by Jon Trouten (whose wedding I recently attended in Iowa and has written a guest blog for me and it’s one of the [Read More…]

Feb 26: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 2-26-10: The Lord yearns for the day when the leaders of the faith learn what it means to wail in reverence before God for just one night! Joel 1:13-15 Even with the assault of the mainstream (secular and religious) the Lord is the head of an oncoming overthrow. What [Read More…]

Live Chat this Evening

Don’t forget tonight’s Live Chat from 7-9pm CST today, Feb 25th. And for all of my West Coast homies, I’ve started a rotating Live Chat schedule in 2010 for later in the evening, like tonight, so you can have an easier time participating – just check the Speaking Schedule above. Here’s how to participate in the Live [Read More…]

Don’t Drink and Drive You Fool!

According to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 seconds! Every 40 frikin seconds! I have had 2 people very, very close to me get killed my drunk drivers. And today is the 14th anniversary of my mentor, Jeff Still, getting killed by a drunk nurse who hit [Read More…]

Feb 25: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 2-25-10: God told us to not love him just ‘for show’. What are you ‘fronting’ in your life to others that you still praise God publicly for? Hosea 9:1-2 Not too sure I understand why people blame God when they reject God first? Anyone can make an excuse. Hosea [Read More…]

Prayers Needed

This morning I was reading the paper on the way to work and the cover story was about the heroin problem emerging on the West Side of Chicago. You can read it here. Towards the end I read the following at it broke my heart into pieces: “The Rev. Walter Arthur McCray, 58, who has [Read More…]

Ask Me I Dare You: Part 1

In a recent post I asked you to ask me anything you were wondering. You can see it here. So far there are 12 questions, with a few others I’ve complied from previous posts. From here on out I am going to start chipping away at them once a week. The first question was asked [Read More…]

Feb 24: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 2-24-10: Stubborn folks always expect God to give them the way. How can God do that without an open heart? Hosea 4:16 God doesn’t desire your sacrifice or what you think you offer, or “give up” for Him. God desires your mercy and longing reverence. Hosea 6:6 You want [Read More…]

My Sermon from Feb 14th

Here is the audio from my sermon on February 14th at the historic LaSalle St Church in Chicago. I hope it is a blessing to you all. Also, I thought it would be fun to include my notes as well, just in case you wanted to follow along and/or see what I included or didn’t [Read More…]

Unbelievable: My Book Wins its 5th Award!

This is just amazing! I just found out that Love is an Orientation just won its 5th national book award. Outreach Magazine gave Love is an Orientation their Culture Award for the Outreach Resources of the Year. You can see the release here. As I was writing this book during May and June of 2008, [Read More…]

Gold Medal Winner Ties to Me

Just a fun piece of randomness that is totally exaggerated in the title, but recent Men’s Figure Skating Gold Medal winner Evan Lysacek graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL – the same high school my dad works at; and the rival high school to Waubonsie Valley High School where I attended. Go Evan! [Read More…]

Speaking at the University of Illinois

Over the next 2 days I will be speaking seven times at the University of Illinois to everyone from campus Christian groups, gay groups, youth groups, city-wide pastors and a general session open to the public. They’ve packed my schedule from 12-9pm on Thursday and from 7am-9pm on Friday! Your prayers for strength (especially since [Read More…]

I’ll be Live on Air tonight at 6:30pm CST

I recently got a call from The Frank Pastore Show, America’s most listened to Christian radio program, asking if I would be a regular monthly guest. Of course I said yes! I will be live on the air tonight from 6:30-7:30pm CST. You can listen live here. I seriously love Frank, his point of view [Read More…]