Making Disciples as Disciples (pt. 1) – Introduction

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19 7 20 (ESV) In order […]

(There) & Back Again

Big exciting news on the home front… literally. A little background first. From the summer of 1989 to the summer of 1992 my family lived in Geneva, IL. I finished high school and started college while living there. I met some great friends while living there and currently have the awesome privilege to be involved […]

Change & What I’m Up to Now

When I started this blog in 2010, my goal was to be a help and a resource in the areas of Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministries. I was hired part time at Redeemer Fellowship at that time to oversee those areas of ministry, and desired to add my voice to those who were already blogging […]

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Tweets of the Week 3.2.15

Here are the tweets that caught my attention last week: Matthew Guevara @mattguevara Students need to learn how to become wise Bryan Loritts @bcloritts The temptations of Jesus Christ were fundamentally about opportunities. Not every open door is from God. #Matthew4 Timothy Keller @timkellernyc Faith-journeys are never simply intellectual or emotional exercises. Joe Thorn @joethorn Preachers. Most of us […]

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Making Disciples as Disciples (pt. 2) – The Making

Go therefore and MAKE disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit – Matthew 28:19 (ESV) (emphasis added) We’ve all, at the very least, have tried to make something. Whether it’s baking cookies, or crafting wooden patio furniture, or even writing a new song, […]

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Web Slinging 2.24.15

Here’s what I’ve been encouraged by as I swung around the web this past week: Jonathan Dodson had a great post on evangelism and why most don’t do it; or at least don’t do it well. In order to avoid the common pitfalls that derail evangelism, Dodson says, “People are seeking good things in the […]

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Tweets of the Week 2. 23.15

Here’s my weekly list of tweets of the week that caught my attention: Jonathan Dodson @Jonathan_Dodson · Feb 18 The church is a Spirit-created community, which is why it must put the flesh to death. Eugene Peterson @PetersonDaily The mature Christian life involves a congruence of grace and work. Ryan Huguley @RyanHuguley Fear doesn’t force us out of participation in […]

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Making Disciples as Disciples (pt. 1) – Introduction

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19 7 20 (ESV) In order […]

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Web Slinging 2.18.15

Here is my weekly list of things I’ve been reading online: Paul Tripp had a post on 23 things love is. He sets it up this way, “Every healthy relationship requires love and sacrifice, so if you’re a parent, child, sibling, neighbor, pastor, or co-worker, this list is for you.” Check it out. Brandon Smith […]

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Tweets of the Week 2.17.15

Here’s the weekly list of tweets that made me stop and think: J.A. Medders @mrmedders The antidote to our evangelism-less Christianity? Awe. Justin Buzzard @JustinBuzzard Suffering is really good for my prayer life. Brian Howard @howardbriank A wise church will carefully and generously care for those who lead the #church. Ryan Huguley @RyanHuguley Just because something is painful, doesn’t […]

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Review: 33 The Series

I was contacted (a while ago) by LifeWay to see if I’d be interested in receiving a copy of 33 The Series volume 5: A Man and his Marriage. Between Christmas, getting a new office computer, and rearranging my office, I recently unearthed the unopened box. Inside were 2 copies of the curriculum (I’ll get […]

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3 Ways to Know Your Faith is Real … & Not Just Head Knowledge

Holiness by JC Ryle has been one of my favorite books for more than a decade. I try to reread it once a year. I’m currently taking a group of guys through it. Last week we were in chapter 8 Moses. Ryle postulates that Moses can be an example for us of faith. During our conversation, the […]

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Web Slinging 2.10.15

Here is what I’ve been reading as I’ve swung around the web: Ed Stetzer had a post on peace between the generations in your church. He wrote “If you are going to be in a family, value what the family values.” This is much-needed message in a time when separation over preferences is prevalent. John […]

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