Three Thoughts about Discipleship

The vision of our youth ministry is to be a youth ministry that makes disciples who make disciples. Not terribly flashy, but it gets to the point. And, yes, I’ve thought through the fact that the Great Commission was given to the apostles, and that disciple-making is a function of the church. Nonetheless, we want […]

Three Thoughts about Being a Young Parent

Recently, our family celebrated Easter. It was a moment to remember the death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus. It is also a time to get together with family and enjoy being together. This Easter, my eldest boy was old enough to enjoy some of the festivities. He was dressed up in his Easter best, […]

Brain Dump on Desiring God National Conference

This past weekend, I attended the Desiring God National Conference. For the uninitiated, the Desiring God website describes their mission as follows: Everything we do aims to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. This conference gathered thousands of people under the […]

How Do You Stay Sane?

Last week I started reading Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky. The main premise behind the book is that creative people often are good at creating new and innovative ideas, but are bad at follow-through to reality. Belsky and his team researched various successful and creative people and […]

What is your Top Idea?

Paul Graham, a programmer and writer, has written an article about your “top idea.” He discusses the the concept of what he calls “ambient thinking” or those thoughts you have when you’re in the shower. Graham makes an interesting point that the idea that has dominance over your mind dictates the other types of thoughts […]