Love Where You Live

July 5th 2016 1 comment so far  

cafe meetingsLast week, I sang about God’s amazing grace at the memorial service of a dear brother here at Stonebriar, Dave. Dave was a church member who I came to know through our Friday morning job-loss encouragement group, Reach Up Reach Out (RURO). As the group sat around the table last Friday morning at RURO, I was touched by all the stories of Dave’s encouragement to others. He had known some of these people for years, others for only a few weeks, but in some way, he had left an impression …

What in the World Is Missional Living?

August 28th 2015 No comments yet  

wall watchingGod is at work.

Stop. Read that first sentence again. In a time of distressing developments and cultural confusion, we need the comfort of those four words.  Unclench your jaw. Take a breath. Feel the relief. God is at work.

As I step into my new role as your Pastor of Missional Living here at Stonebriar, the question I field most is: “What in the world is missional living?”

Every time I am asked that question, I am more than happy to respond. Even for the hundredth time. Why? Because the explanation of what “missional living” means begins and ends with those …

Being “Fishers of Men” Requires a Big Tackle Box

November 8th 2013 No comments yet  

fishing2Over the past couple of years, I’ve established what my retirement hobby will be. My golf swing looks like I’m trying to dig a hole to Kathmandu, and sports cars don’t really rev my engine so I’ve taken up fishing. I’ve always enjoyed fishing, but over the past couple of years I’ve taken it from the “oh yay I caught a fish!” level to the “spending way too much time in Cabela’s comparing different colors of soft baits” level.

If you fish, you know about the absurd diversity of lures, rigs, and …

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