Archive for January, 2011

Avalanche/Balancing Family & Ministry

Later today, Starr and I are headed to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for Metro Maryland Youth For Christ’s Avalanche retreat. This is a weekend of snowboarding, skiing, snow-tubing and other activities for high-school students, as well as a lot of opportunity for spiritual growth and small group discussions, held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center.  This […]

Christians and Culture: “Receive, Reject, or Redeem”

All Christians are called to be missionaries—to engage in evangelism (the communication of the Gospel of Jesus Christ) and acts of service—regardless of whether their mission field is their home, their workplace, their community, another country or another continent.  Though traveling to other areas for missions is important, we often forget how great an impact […]

Family: Our Top Priority

This weekend, The Resurgence posted a recap of their Top 6 posts of 2010, and I deemed one to be especially worth sharing: Justin Hyde’s “How I Pastor My Family”.  Hyde, lead pastor of Christ Church in Brenham, Texas, lists ten guidelines for being a pastor to his family, which he accurately describes as “the […]

A New Season

This new year begins a new chapter of my life. Over seven years ago, I gave my life to Jesus Christ. A couple of years later, I came to understand that God had, through all of the experiences that had led me to a saving relationship with Him, prepared me for ministry; I realized, too, […]