This week marks 8 years that I have been on staff full time as a pastor at Crosspoint. As I reflect back over those 8 years, it feels simultaneously like a lifetime has passed and like I’m just getting started. Over those years, God has used his Spirit and his Word applied through many, many […]Read more "Eight Years In"
Exciting NEW things are happening at SonChasers! After a year-long search, we’ve landed on a dynamic new children’s curriculum called “The Gospel Project for Kids” (by Lifeway Press). Here are some things we learned along the way: The Bible is God’s Story, and because I’m His child, it’s my story, too. The “stories” in the […]Read more "The Gospel Project for Kids"
“Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech.” – Proverbs 1:20-21 (NIV) Isn’t technology great? I love having caller ID on my phone, so I know which calls are the […]Read more "Screening Calls"
From Craig Swanson… You Will Be Graded On This Test In my last blog (Saving Faith) I discussed what differentiates saving faith and non-saving faith. Now I want to explore how to determine if your faith is a saving faith. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 13:5, “Test yourselves to see if you are in […]Read more "Examine Yourself"
Okay, be honest. Raise your hand if you take the escalator instead of the stairs. I do too. It’s way easier and more fun isn’t it? Have you ever noticed how much our culture thrives on making things convenient? Some things are helpful, like a microwave that cooks your food faster than the oven does. […]Read more "Convenience vs. Commitment"
Have you ever been driving down the road and couldn’t find anything good on the radio? Thank God for the “seek” button, right? There’s one on the steering wheel of our van, so it makes it even easier to station surf while I’m driving down the road. The other night I was driving home and […]Read more "Seek Up"