Why the Family-Integrated Church Model?

  These notes are from a recent interview I did with Eric Burd on a live conference call. Pastors and elders from around the country gather and discuss topics relevant to the family-integrated church. Eric is the president of the Household of Faith Ministries and The Council for Family-Integrated Churches. This discussion revolved around the […]

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Living For What Matters 1

Reading a book about a family that has been called to leave their home and move to a third world nation, reminded me about our daily choices. Life is often hectic and confusing regarding priorities. Most of us would agree with the traditional view (and order) of what we should value:  1. God 2. Family […]

What’s the Point of Praying? 4

If you are bothered by honest confessions of someone that struggles then perhaps this would be a good time to quit reading. I have been a Christian for almost 40 years and a pastor for over 30, yet I struggle. Sometimes I just do not get this whole prayer thing. Shocking isn’t it. There are […]


Flee and Pursue

The end of 2012 is upon us. My, that was fast, at least for me. Maybe for you it seemed like it would never end. A great deal has happened for each of us in the past year. Some have suffered great tragedy others not. Some have tasted success, others not so much. We all […]

Faith, Philosophers and Suffering 3

I was speaking with a couple of young men this week in my office and the topic of suffering came up. Really, it was more a conversation surrounding why God allows such things in His creation. The philosophers love to discuss this subject and often issue a forced choice set of presuppositions that begins something […]


I’m Balanced, But I’m Not So Sure About You!

Have you ever noticed how often we think we are right about something, only to find out later we are dead wrong? We all tend to think we are right about almost everything for who willingly clings to a false opinion or view. Our opinions are not opinions, but facts. If everyone would just see […]