Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that today is the first day of the Spring Semester at NTS, and for the first time I will be teaching a class. The name of the course is Missional Leadership and Discipleship, and I’m co-teaching with Mike King.¬†As part of the new module schedule, we will be going 8-5:00 for most of [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that it is insanely cold outside, -8 degrees at my house last night, and yet still I love winter. When I start to think it’s too cold, I just imagine how cranky I would be if it was 110 degrees outside today (the summer equivalent to our current cold snap). Then I remember [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’ve been a bad blogger this past week – I didn’t even post a Friday Funny – pretty lame. I’ll do better this week. I confess I read something about a reality TV guy on some sort of duck hunting show who said some insensitive things a few weeks back. Has anybody [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am nearly done with Christmas shopping. I need to make three more stops and then I’m done. I confess that my job with regard to shopping for my two sons has always been the Dollar Store. The strategy behind this was drawn from the fact that the first four Christmases of [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that its December 16th, and our Christmas tree isn’t decorated yet. It’s up, and the rest of our decorations are in place. I even put lights up outside for the first time in recent memory. But the tree still stands there naked as a jaybird. We are hoping to get to it tomorrow. [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am getting really tired of being sick! The flu turned into pneumonia and has totally slammed me. I lost ten pounds last week, can you believe that? … not a weight loss plan I would recommend. Anyway, Dr. Scott gave me some sort of nuclear-powered antibiotics and I’m finally starting to [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – Yes, It’s Wednesday

I confess that today’s Monday Morning Confessional is totally self-indulgent. You’ve been warned. I confess that I have been sick since Saturday. You have no idea how much I hate writing that sentence. I rarely get sick, which is sort of a point of pride for me. But there’s no doubt about it. I was [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that things got a little bit nutty in our worship service yesterday. We’ve come to expect the Sunday after the first intense cold snap in KC will be a bit of a challenge for our church. Twenty-five or thirty homeless folks who are part of our congregation will be coming in from the [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional: Zombies, Neo-Cons, and Biographies

I confess that I want to like Zombie movies, but as yet have not watched any. I watched the old Donald Sutherland Invasion of the Body Snatchers, is that considered to be a Zombie flick? See, I’m not even qualified to talk about the genre. I confess that sometime in my near future, I’m going [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my first full time church staff position was at a church in Lee’s Summit, MO called Lakeland Community Church. I started there in 1996. Yesterday was my first time to preach again at Lakeland since sometime in 1998. I confess that before I jumped into my sermon I was introducing myself to [Read More...]


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