Category Archives: Spiritual Formation

April 13

Everyone on the Internet is Real-how to develop a philosophy of social media (part 2)

This is the second part of a conversation Tim Fall and I are having about social media. We asked each other some important questions about social media and responded without looking at each other’s answers. We found that we have a bit in common. Anyway, You can read the first post at Tim’s blog by […]

December 28

21 days to pray, fast and find

From January 1st through January 21st, Evergreen Foursquare Church is sponsoring a 21 day spiritual focus called Pray, Fast and Find. The following is a handout we reviewed in church to focus our attention for the upcoming event. I encourage you to use this handout before you start your 21 day journey and also use […]

October 19

Stop Platforming Mega Church Pumpkins to Help Normal Sized Churches

Eventually there will be more church growth books and articles than people who actually attend churches. Until then, here’s one more. As a pastor, no one has to convince me to desire church growth. On the saintly reason front, I totally want to share the good news of the Gospel with anyone who has ears […]

August 20

Love…Your Enemies

Jesus commanded us to love: “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil” (Luke 6:35). Jesus called us to love, not because it is easy, but […]

May 04

God has Given us the Gift of Choice

The gift of love is a gift of choice. In Genesis 1 we find the pattern of “Let there be. . .” and “there was. . . .” In this pattern God speaks and His creative will comes into existence. “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen. 1:3). From the […]

March 30

So You’ve Been Caught Sinning: Now What?

So You’ve Been Caught Sinning Sin is bad. The way we respond to sin is sometimes even worse. The Bible is replete with many big picture examples of how people poorly respond to being caught in sin. The following are some of the worst and best ways we deal with sin. We Hide When we […]

November 05

Essential Foundations for the Study of Christian Theology

The following are two essential foundations for the study of Christian theology: A Theology of Presence Christian theology must be rooted in the abiding presence of God. Theology done well flows from authentic relationship. God speaks, God moves, God leads and we respond. Christian theology is initiated by our resurrect Christ through the guiding power of […]