After twelve years of working at Christ Community Church, my time as an employee will come to an end. I leave with incredible gratitude and love for the people that make up CCC. It’s been an honor and joy to serve as a pastor here. Continue reading...
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” -Luke 7:47 (NIV) Jackson Aiden Mason I was upset. I had been hurt by someone, and I felt aggrieved. The matter was not going to be rectified, and this upset me more. Sophia … Continue reading Hurt (adj) People Hurt (verb) People
When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … Continue reading Election Aftermath with Facebook
I like food. I like enjoying food with friends. This has been the case for most of my life. Granted, the food I enjoyed eating was not always the best for me. Growing up, I didn't always eat well. Lots of microwaveable foods. That's not to lay blame on my parents. There is a lot … Continue reading I’m No Longer Prediabetic
600. The average online attendance is nearly 600 this year. This is almost a 20% growth over the previous year. At most, I know 5% of the audience by name on any given Sunday. Since I started the Online Campus, I've tried to reconcile church in an online format. When the Online Campus started, we (CCC leadership and myself) … Continue reading Where I’m at with Online Church
Back in 2011, I heard Mama Maggie Gobran and Bill Hybels share about tough callings. One of the points was the world is not going to get better unless we make ourselves available for tough assignments. In an effort to be reminded of this idea after the conference, everyone was given a piece of broken … Continue reading From a Piece of Broken Pottery to Feeding 600+ Students
Have you seen About Schmidt? It stars Jack Nicholson as Warren Schmidt. Schmidt has just retired from his job and becomes aware of the seeming insignificance of his life. He starts supporting an orphan overseas, Ndugu, and writes letters to him. When writing the first letter to Ndugu he is often sidetracked because something triggers … Continue reading Dusting Off The Blog