The Future of Christian Churches- Revangelical Survey Results

A few weeks ago, I posted a survey on various pages across the Facebook-sphere representing Christians from every background asking them about the church they go to and about what they wish would change about churches they have been a part of in the future. To be honest, and without sounding arrogant, the results weren't surprising. They reflected exactly what I, as well as the majority of young Christians are feeling. The reflect the hypothesis of the Revangelical movement as well as most other … [Read more...]

Do Your Friends Know You Love Them?


I only rarely use this blog space to share other peoples blogs, but today on Donald Millers Storyline website, the fabulous Shauna Niequist reflects on what it means to be a good friend. It is such a worthwhile and important little post that you would be better for reading. In it, Shauna reflects on a conversation shad had with our husband where they discussed some of their good friends and what makes them so good. From this conversation, she takes a way a very important point. Here's a bit of w … [Read more...]

When God Seems Distant


We all go through spiritually rough periods in life. Sometimes, that period may last a few days. Other times, it may be a few months. And Occasionally, it may last a few years. But what do we do when our faith seems to be a dry as a desert and God seems as far away as the stars? What do we do when we feel lost in the world, left behind, or forsaken by God? Of course, we could quote Bible verses that tell us Jesus will never leave us and is always close by. We could pretend that somehow that will … [Read more...]

Meet the Revangelicals: Pastor Daniel Hill


For the second installment in my Meet the Revangelicals series (the first interview is available here), I had the honor of interviewing one of my new friends and a man that I admire greatly, Pastor Daniel Hill of River City Church in Chicago and author of a fantastic new book- "10:10- Life to the Fullest" (Baker, 2014). Daniel has a passionate heart for his church where he and his team have been doing innovative multi-cultural ministry and is committed to helping Christians walk in the abundant … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Mark Driscoll to Step Down While Elders Review

It has been confirmed that Pastor Mark Driscoll, senior pastor of the Mars Hill Church network in Seattle, Washington will be stepping down from his role in pastoral ministry while the elders and an outside agency review a plethora of accusations that have been made against Driscoll in the past few months.Driscoll was to return from his annual summer sabbatical today and begin a series on 1 John. However, in light of the recent wave of accusations from some of Driscoll's and Mars Hill's … [Read more...]

Looking for Lizards…

The following is an unedited excerpt from my upcoming book "Nomad: Not-So-Religious Thoughts on Faith, Doubt, and the Journey In-Between"Have you ever gotten lost? The wide range of emotions that one experience when you realize that you’re is lost is quite fascinating. Sometimes, depending on the circumstance, the feeling is one of thrill- adrenaline begins to course through your veins and you begin to consider the various ways you might get out of your predicament. Other times, discovering t … [Read more...]