12 Steps of Santification (I mean … Recovery)
What if I told you that with half a dozen people, you could start a ministry in your church that teaches people how to disciple each other out of brokenness
When Jesus Prays for Unity
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are
Pray that we will be kind.
I’ve been the pastor of Mosaic Church for more than nineteen years, so my relationship with many in our community is deep. We are a small but healthy church, with
When Women Lead Is HERE!
When Women Lead: Embrace Your Authority, Move Beyond Barriers, and Find Joy In Leading Others
Healing, Holy Laughter, and the Kingdom of God
Last week, I spoke at the Aldersgate Renewal Ministries’ annual gathering. As a Spirit-filled movement within (and now, beyond) the United Methodist Church, Aldersgate has been around for decades. People
Lessons in Leadership
Stick with me for a minute while I share what feels like a parable. I’m not known for my stellar driving record, but the several-years-ago accident I’m remembering now was
Can I testify?
My passion for the Church has not dimmed through covid-inspired deconstruction. It has not dimmed through tough moments in my own church’s history. It has not dimmed through countless personal
We’re not dead (not even close).
Every once in a while, I’m moved to write a defense of global Christianity. So much of what gets published these days paints a desperate picture. We’re led to believe
A Year of Sweet Communion
The first time I proclaimed a word over the whole year at the beginning of it, I was drunk. It was somewhere after midnight on New Year’s Eve, and I
Baptism is God’s work, not ours.
Today at Mosaic, we consecrated a new baptistry and baptized two new believers. I was moved to write some things for the consecration, and share them here with the hope
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The most common reason for which John Wesley removed people from the Methodist roll was “lightness and carelessness” (journal, 3/12/1743). He couldn't casual and disconnected observation. To be Methodist is to alive to the Spirit at work in community.Read More
A great conversation wtih Shane Bishop and Michael Wooten. Grateful for their hearts for Jesus.Read More