The Pattern of Presence

The Pattern of Presence

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. CONTEXT John the Baptist is done. He Baptizes Jesus and boom, the Man that would save the world begins a 3-year walk toward His cross....
JAMES (son of Alphaeus)

JAMES (son of Alphaeus)

We’re not all called to be Chris Tomlin. Thank God for him, but as worship leaders, it just doesn’t work like that. I don’t know the man and truthfully this journal entry isn’t really about him as much as it is about his notoriety in the modern church. Where God has...
The Gospel Windup

The Gospel Windup

I saw a new shore this week: The Adriatic Sea. The same sea that Paul the apostle and many other disciples stood on, I stood on. The same seashore that Christ buried his toes in while speaking the message of His gospel, I buried my toes in. It was a moment for me. My...
Family

Family

I’ve been getting a lot of notes and texts lately about my daughter. Let me tell you, this is one of my favorite parts about being a dad. I love to hear that my daughter is about the things of God. I love to hear about how she has encouraged someone and often doesn’t...
The Other Side Of Faithfulness

The Other Side Of Faithfulness

Ok… something amazing happened this weekend. It all started on my way to the airport, early Friday morning. Many of Mrs. Beth’s events happen over the course of two days— a Friday evening, then usually ending with a Saturday morning session. This makes for some...
The Overlooked Hymn

The Overlooked Hymn

I have a question for you today at the Forge. It’s kind of macabre but just bear with me for a few minutes. I think you’ll like where it ends up. Here’s the question: What would I sing if I knew I was going to die tomorrow? I know, it’s a tough one. Why don’t we let...