Interview with UnSeminary.com

Interview with UnSeminary.com

I had the opportunity to chat with Rich Birch at Unseminary.com about what we’ve learned with volunteer staff at Abundant Life Church. Rich hosts an amazing podcast for leaders in the church (“stuff you wish they taught in seminary”) and I am grateful for the opportunity to share some of our recent learnings with him and his audience.

Click here to listen to it (33 minutes).

2020 Reading List – 1/4

2020 Reading List – 1/4

March felt like a year unto itself. But we are actually just a quarter into 2020. I’m just grateful we made it to April!

Here are the books I’ve read since January with my rating for them (5 being the best) along with a brief review. Any book without a number rating has been given to me by the author or publisher. 

In addition to this list, you might also check out:

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When Faith is Tested

I put many of my thoughts on this season of challenge and loss into my message for this weekend at Abundant Life Church. I’d encourage you to check it out if you are looking for how to find hope in this midst of this challenge. I cover the range of my own emotions in this one.

Parent Guilt and the Coronavirus

Parent Guilt and the Coronavirus

The above picture is my attempt to provide a semblance of sanity with five kids on quarantine from school. I developed a system for them to keep track of intentional things they do with their time (they hadn’t had a chance to finish their chores yet).

If you’re anything like me and you’ve got young (and particularly aimless) kids at home right now, you are likely feeling parent guilt on a whole new level. Parent guilt is that realization that you should be doing more with them, should be more intentional, should be savoring every moment differently than you actually are in your exhausted state. And this is doubly true if you are attempting to work from home.

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Exploring Approaches to LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Exploring Approaches to LGBTQ+ Inclusion

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with an organization called the Jesus Collective. It was a podcast with me and another pastor from Canada discussing our different approaches to including LGBTQ+ people in our churches.

This is a topic where a lot of Christians land in different places and I am grateful for the ability we had to find areas of both agreement and disagreement in this conversation. The thing I hope you’ll notice above all is our focus on the person of Jesus and how He unites us together.

If you are curious about how Christians are processing through this conversation about sexuality and the church I would encourage you to check it out.

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My 70 Books of 2019

My 70 Books of 2019

I was able to tackle a few more books than normal in 2019.

Below is the list of 70 books I read and my ratings for them (5 being the best) along with a brief review. Any book without a number rating has been given to me by the author or publisher. You can check out my running list throughout the year by clicking on the “reading list” link on the top right of my blog.

In addition to this list, you might also check out:

Click on any of the titles below to get to a link to buy it.

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