Category Archives: Faith

Who’s Your Timothy?

About 25 years ago I volunteered as a small group leader in the high school ministry of my church. It was there I met my friend Lorin, a man in his twenties who was discipling three teenage boys. We love … Continue reading

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How Christians React to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

The dust (and pink confetti) is slowly settling since the June 26th Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage in all 50 states. The question is, how are Christians responding? Barna released a fascinating glimpse last week revealing that … Continue reading

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Growing After Graduation

Remember all that hype about the 5%? I think I heard it like this. “Do you know that only 5% of Christian students actually keep their faith when they graduate from high school?” Really? 5%? Someone said it once, printed … Continue reading

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Favorite Easter Clips

Year after year I encounter powerful movie, TV and YouTube clips that provoke meaningful discussions about Easter and Christ’s sacrifice for us (we even saw one last season that we highlighted on our The Gospel According to The Walking Dead … Continue reading

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Content with My Sin

I Just finished watching a movie on my flight, This is Where I Leave You. The film was extremely well written, with powerful performances and real-to-life characters. There was just one problem… I walked away content with my own sin. Life … Continue reading

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Pausing for an Infant

It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m running off to finish a project at my dad and mom’s house (we’ve dug up 165 feet of drainage- ditches up to 2 feet deep, and dropped in 150 feet of 6 inch pipe, 60 … Continue reading

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10 Things That Made Me Pause in Uganda

I’m in my second week of my visit here to Kampala. Three days left. We’ve done three full days of training, I’ve spoke at several schools, met with youth workers, preached three services yesterday (three 2-hour services… a little longer … Continue reading

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The Good Lie

It’s always fun when a quality film comes out that points to faith and hope, and maybe even shows churches in a good light. This little feature clip just crossed my desk yesterday. It’s a film called The Good Lie, … Continue reading

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Brutally Honest Advice to Today’s Guys

A bunch of people have been asking me the story behind my brand new book of brutally honest advice to today’s guys. The truth is… I almost didn’t write it. Last summer my agent called me and said, “I’ve got … Continue reading

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My Favorite Easter Clip

Easter is just around the corner… some of you are still preparing lessons or discussions, or even looking for ways to engage in meaningful conversations with our kids about the amazing sacrifice Jesus paid for us. Year after year I … Continue reading

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