Twitch Worship Collective

Twitch Worship Collective A few months ago I had the privilege of sitting in for a Christmas Eve show for my friends and music streamers a_couple_streams.  I had no idea what it would feel like to sit in their extra bedroom with a webcam and play Christmas music to the internet. It turns out – it […]

Christianity and the Anthropocene – Part 3

The Priest and Prophet in the Anthropocene             What follows is a poetic exploration around the subject of the Anthropocene, laid out following Brueggemann’s three part structure of reality, grief, and hope, including a psalm, a song, and finally, a prayer. Part 1 is available here, part 2 is available here. Part 3: Hope   An […]

Christianity and the Anthropocene – Part 2

The Priest and Prophet in the Anthropocene             What follows is a poetic exploration around the subject of the Anthropocene, laid out following Brueggemann’s three part structure of reality, grief, and hope, including a psalm, a song, and finally, a prayer. Part 1 is available here Part 2: Grief In the Anthropocene, there is much to grieve. […]

Christianity and the Anthropocene – Part 1

The Priest and Prophet in the Anthropocene Introduction            While scientists and geologists struggle to process the data and keep up with the implications of our rapidly changing planet, publishing bleaker, updated timetables, the minister, functioning in the roles of priest and prophet, must struggle to discern his or her faithful […]

What if Jesus Shows Up?

Some thoughts on John 11:55-57. 55-56 The Jewish Passover was coming up. Crowds of people were making their way from the country up to Jerusalem to get themselves ready for the Feast. They were curious about Jesus. There was a lot of talk of him among those standing around in the Temple: “What do you think? […]

5 Resources for Daily Devotionals

There are many amazing, faithful people who pop open the Bible each morning to the place they left off and start reading.  They’ll read a passage or a chapter, pause for some reflection or journaling, and repeat the process the next day.  I think that’s beautiful and admirable…I really do.  But if I’m honest, some […]

Free Downloadable worship charts and parts

Our community is blessed with some really amazing musicians…and not just your standard rock band musicians…because we’re located so close to a major music school there are amazing woodwinds, brass, and string players in our congregation that play in our worship band almost every week.  It’s a lot of fun! Anyway, I’m slowly building up […]

Communicating for a Change – Andy Stanley book review

By the end of about the first two weeks of Jubilee (the college ministry I co-founded with Darren Wright), I realized I was in Way over my head.  Darren and I read Andy Stanley‘s Communicating for a Change together during our first year and it provided an incredible foundation and framework for thinking through how […]

Book Review – Exponential by Ferguson & Ferguson

Exponential – Ferguson & Ferguson Just like its name suggests, Exponential is a book about church growth (or to put in a better way – about effective Kingdom growth strategies).  Ferguson and Ferguson walk the readers step by step through processes that achieve church growth on every level – starting with the individual and ending […]

You are Not Alone.

Things are getting pretty busy around here! Sometime this week the town of Bloomington will double in population as thousands of students come back for fall classes.  Every year I know that for the next 3 weeks or so I’ll be doing quite a bit of sprinting as we try to ramp up hospitality, welcoming, […]

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