Random Thoughts Category

What if?

It seems like friends of mine use Easter as the holiday to remind me how foolish they think my pursuit of God is.  Whether they once followed Jesus or not, it seems like this is the week that people are passionately in pursuit of…not Jesus.  It’s a strange phenomenon how those who deny the existence […]

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So You’re Saying There’s A Chance…

This frenzy today is crazy and we should take a step back and consider what it says about us as a people.  We are desperate to find a way to get rich quick and to be the one who ‘figures out’ the right combination of completely random numbers to obtain the mega millions jackpot. First, […]

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Baptizing the Believer or the Beleaguered

It’s been a long time since we have seen the ‘altar call’ as a normal practice in services for most churches. This is the tradition where people are invited up to the front to pray a prayer and cross the line of faith. Historically, while there have been great servants of God who have employed […]

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Let’s Keep The Free Market of Ideas…Free

It is with significant reservation that I enter the fray concerning the outspoken and unconventional quarterback that has stirred up the NFL this year.  Mr. Tebow offers a different skillset that most professional quarterbacks and many would like to dismiss him for it but he has proven an uncanny ability to be able to do […]

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A New Year, A Fresh Start and Important Thoughts To Consider

In less than twelve hours many of you will be back to school and will face some of the most challenging relationships, situations and choices of your entire life.  I think the prospect of a new year with new schedules, teachers and friends is a really hopeful time but too often we don’t consider the […]

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Packing Peace for the Ride Home

Today we finished our High School summer camp week, it was incredible to see God pursue students regardless of their past and watch their hearts turn toward Him.  I love to watch the progression of the week at camp as students, many of whom are experiencing a level of safety not available in normal everyday […]

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Celebrating ‘Independence’ Day

I was recently watching an episode of the show, “The Glee Project,” in which a group of kids compete for a guest role on the Show, “Glee.”  The episode I was watching centered around the theme of vulnerability and challenged the cast members to share something deep about themselves that demonstrated their spirit of vulnerability.  […]

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Top Podcasts from a Podcast Nerd

These are the top sixish podcasts I’m listening to in no particular order, largely for the benefit of our community group but here for everyone to enjoy and/or ridicule. – Matt Chandler, Village Church. Matt offers incredibly clear messages and great story telling ability. His own battle with cancer has really given him a great […]

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Admiring Order in a Fallen World

I was recently reflecting on a passage I taught to our High School students about the centrality of Jesus in everything from the whole universe to the very core of our personal existence from Colossians 1.  On a day like today in the Northwest when we all remember why we live here the beauty is […]

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Eastside United for the Gospel

This Wednesday night hundreds of students from all around the Eastside of Seattle are coming to Westminster to worship together, hear God’s Word proclaimed and ask honest questions about the Gospel.  To say I’m excited about this event is a HUGE understatement. In Student Ministry the temptation is to talk a lot about what it […]

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