September 11th, 2013 |
We are in a transition season at NCC. One set of Proteges have departed for their great next calling, and another set has moved into the neighborhood for a year. It’s always a time for reflection on my own leadership– … Continue reading
September 10th, 2013 |
This weekend at NCC, we kick off our new series, Wilderness. Here’s a preview for the short film we will be showing. Wilderness Trailer from National Community Church on Vimeo.
September 10th, 2013 |
My next book, Amazed and Confused, is a part of a collection of books called InScribed. Basically, a bunch of women writers got together and decided that we wanted to produce books that would challenge individual readers and small groups … Continue reading
September 9th, 2013 |
In 2014, a new collection of books will be released from Thomas Nelson: InScribed. It’s a collaboration of voices of women authors, and I’m excited that my next book, Amazed and Confused, will be a part of it. But I’m … Continue reading
September 7th, 2013 |
I’m continuing the blog series from the How to Read the Bible message. Over the past couple weeks, we’ve talked about reading the Bible for story and reading the Bible for study. The last discipline is to read the Bible … Continue reading
Tag Archives: pilgrimage
“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.” Acts 20:22 Seven years ago, I came to Jerusalem with seven other pastors. To describe our story sounded like the beginning … Continue reading
“Thanks.” That’s what I said as I stood in front of St. Peter’s tomb in the excavations underneath the Vatican. We Protestants don’t have heroes. Or at least we don’t have many. I guess Jim Elliot, Lottie Moon, and Martin … Continue reading
Pilgrimage gives me a new perspective on Scripture. I know the Bible is real. I believe that and teach that. In fact, one of the things that compels me to do my job is an insatiable desire to see people … Continue reading
I played around with a lot of different titles for this one: “God loves idiots.” “God loves people I can’t stand.” “God loves people that drive me bonkers.” I decided it’s really just an issue of God’s love being bigger … Continue reading
You might have clued into it at some point along the way, but I’ve just returned from a 2-week adventure in Greece and Italy, following largely in the footsteps of Paul with a few sides trips to cool places like … Continue reading
Well, we just returned to the hotel from our final night in Rome. Here is a wrap-up of our trip.
Just a couple of quick thoughts from Rome. One spot is called Tre Fontane, and it is the location of Paul’s imprisonment and execution. The other is from St. Paul’s Basilica, which traditionally is believed to hold the remains of … Continue reading
Spent the day in Athens. Toured the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Odeion, and the Erechtheion. Temple of Hephaisteion, Stoa of Attalos and Temple of Zeus. Ate some great gyros. And scrambled all over Mars Hill, where Paul proclaimed the … Continue reading
Alright, there was a lot to show in Corinth, so…let’s get started. Video #1: Port of Cenchrae (Acts 18:18, Romans 16:1) Video #2: At the Bema in Corinth (Acts 18:12-16) Video #3: Between To Temples (1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 1 Corinthians … Continue reading
Here’s another video update.
I recorded this for Theology 101 the other day and thought I would share it here, as well.
Alright, Campers. It’s too late to blog, so I’m bringing you a little video instead!
For those who are interested, here’s what I’ll be up to for the next couple of weeks: Feb 27, Sun Depart Home Airport for Thessaloniki, Greece (SKG). Feb 28, Mon Plan arrival by 1:45 PM at the Thessaloniki airport for … Continue reading