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Friday Random Linkness
5 days ago

Friday Random Linkness

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Here are some interesting articles I found this week. Redeemed Royalty: Why I Stopped Watching Porn In our current age, it’s refreshing to read such a simple testimony of someone who gave up porn and started pursuing a sex life consistent with how God wired us to live. On Target: Shooting Arrows Without Arms It’s quite […]

Friday Random Linkness
2 weeks ago

Friday Random Linkness

Here are some interesting articles I found this week. Why is There More Domestic Violence Against Women in Liberal, Secular Countries? A recent study showed that the more secular a society is, the more domestic violence there is. ‘Who Are You Sleeping With?’ A Conversation with Timothy Keller Is “who are you sleeping with?” the most important […]

Friday Random Linkness
3 weeks ago

Friday Random Linkness

Here are some interesting links I found around the interwebs this week.  Enjoy! Can Christians and the LGBTQ Community be Friends? I was talking with a non-Christian guy recently who was reeling from a relational disconnect he had with his Christian brother over differing opinions on this issue and he was grieving the loss of […]

Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus (00:49)
3 weeks ago

Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus (00:49)

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As his followers, our lives represent Jesus, so we ought to live in such a way that we point people to Him. To do this well we can’t isolate ourselves or become religious zealots Rather, we engage our culture with the Gospel. This clip comes from the first message in the series, Engage, originally given at […]

US Midwest Acts 29 Conference
3 weeks ago

US Midwest Acts 29 Conference

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I am excited to announce that Riverview will be hosting the very first US Midwest Acts 29 Conference on November 17-18, 2016! This conference is for church planters, aspiring church planters, church staff, leaders, and anyone who is interested in playing a part in starting new churches.  We have a great line up of seasoned pastors (and […]

Friday Random Linkness – The Glorious Return Edition
4 weeks ago

Friday Random Linkness – The Glorious Return Edition

Friday Random Linkness For more than five years, I posted several random links on Fridays (hence, the title “Friday Random Linkness”). Then, I stopped blogging altogether. Earlier this year, I started up again but didn’t include any FRL’s.  Most of you didn’t care, some of you noticed, and an even smaller number of you missed […]

Howdy, Internet
1 month ago

Howdy, Internet

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I am officially back from my 2016 Social Media / Internet fast and, wow, what a month! I watched my boys play (at least) 34 baseball games. I celebrated my dad’s 70th birthday party. I joined roughly 600 church planters in Los Angeles to talk about and pray for revival in our churches.  While I […]

Black and Blue Prayers
1 month ago

Black and Blue Prayers

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Each year, I take a month off of social media, the majority of my email, and most of the Internet.  Suffice it to say, this has been a very difficult month to be offline. That’s why, only halfway through my time off, I decided to pop online to post this. My heart has been broken again […]

iFast 2016
2 months ago

iFast 2016

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A few weeks ago at Riv, I talked about the importance of recognizing the cycles and seasons of life so we can live in rhythm instead of pursuing the ever elusive “balance” people always talk about (a concept I stole liberally from Bruce Miller). July is an important part of my personal rhythm. For the seventh year in a […]

Let’s Get Angry At Sin (1:17)
3 months ago

Let’s Get Angry At Sin (1:17)

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There are times when we get angry about the small, negligible matters in our lives. But when we can be slow to anger about those things and divert our anger towards the bigger issues such as sin, we have an opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This clip comes from the eleventh message in the […]