221 (Baby Dedication Stats)

Yesterday, I performed my last round of baby dedications while working at Christ Community Church. It's a part of the job I really enjoy. Continue reading...

End of a Chapter

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...

Message: The Life of Jairus

When you think of the stereotypical Pharisee, what comes to mind? Continue reading...

Hurt (adj) People Hurt (verb) People

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

Election Aftermath with Facebook

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

The 100: Dick Amundson (Leadership Quest ’93)

"Have you ever thought about not going to college?"

The 100: Mitch & Rebekah Rayborn

Fall of 1995. I had just finished up a "gap year", having spent some time in Montana, Arkansas, Belarus and Mexico, but I had no idea what I was going to do next. I was hanging around in Omaha, and some people I knew were checking out a college group at Westside Church.

The 100: Henry Rollins

If his opinion made you uncomfortable, so be it. If who he was intimidated you, he wasn’t going to back down. He was raw. He was intensity. I liked it.

The 100

When we begin to account for all the good things we did not cause, all the success we did not cause...it's humbling. When you attend a conference you often hear a lot of good statements that have you nodding your head. Of course, ten minutes after the conference ends you forget about the statements and … Continue reading The 100

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 24 – Good & Gifts

The added element of a Santa suit gives birth to the idea of C-3P0 handing out gifts to anyone and everyone in the galaxy who has been good. I got a bad feeling about this...