Finding Serenity As A Church Planter

COMPLAINT I have found myself laboring and complaining. Looking up at God and wondering worrying fretting about the fruit and the Harvest. I wonder why toil is so… toilsome. I wonder why by the sweat of our brow we make our bread. I wonder and question God, more than a little resentful. Exhausted. Tired. AndContinue reading “Finding Serenity As A Church Planter”

When Prayer Is Like Pounding On A Silent Door

In the spiritual journey… each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up. All we have to do is to stop pounding on the door. Palmer — Pete Scazzero (@petescazzero) March 19, 2014 I’ve been preaching a series through Mark this season at my church. Truthfully it’s been a difficult process –Continue reading “When Prayer Is Like Pounding On A Silent Door”

Incarnational Comedy: Reviewing Jimmy’s First Week on the Tonight Show

This is not a traditional review. It is a series of reflections on the impression made on me after a week of watching Jimmy Fallon’s debut on the Tonight Show. And while I don’t mean to chase trends, I can truly say: he has made an impression on me that has influenced some of myContinue reading “Incarnational Comedy: Reviewing Jimmy’s First Week on the Tonight Show”

The Modern Caveman’s Campfire: A Pensee on Media Addiction

Two twenty-fours. That’s how much time I spent this week detached, disconnected, unplugged, de-phoned. At times I even – gasp! – left my house without my smart device. I was off-line, off-the-grid, and I was coming unhinged. Constant urges to check my phone had to be battled, and fear that the world would collapse aroundContinue reading “The Modern Caveman’s Campfire: A Pensee on Media Addiction”

Join CAPA (Covenant Asian Pastors Gathering)

As I write this, a thousand pastors and church leaders are making their way back home from their annual trek and pilgrimage to Chicago for the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Midwinter Conference. I left a day early to attend to responsibilities back home, but was thoroughly re-invigorated from those responsibilities I had in Chicago, from presentingContinue reading “Join CAPA (Covenant Asian Pastors Gathering)”