A Passion Week Playlist

In past messages I’ve shared that one of the ways I “preach the Gospel to myself” is through a set of songs that focus on the cross. In fact, on a few Sundays I’ve even risked singing a few of them with you with simply … Read More

Do We Really Need More Leaders?

One of the fundamental tenants I’ve lived by for 30+ years in ministry is this: leaders make all the difference. I’ve heard it and said it in a myriad of ways, such as, “We don’t need more followers, we need more leaders,” “Quit following anybody … Read More

Was David and Jonathan’s “Love” Homosexual?

One of the most beautifully stirring pictures of biblical friendship in the Bible is the one between David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18-20). Yet many often wonder, due to certain words and phrases, if their love was actually a homosexual relationship. Though I addressed this … Read More

The Four Words That Fit the Antitype

Every true type has an antitype. And King David’s is King Jesus. To showcase one of the ways this is seen, consider the four words that describe David in 1 Samuel 17 (mentioned in the previous post): Sensitivity, authority, community, and glory. These very words … Read More

Four Words That Shape and Show A Heart After God’s

King David was identified, by God himself, as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 16:7). In 1 Samuel 17 we see what this precisely means—David had a heart that hallowed God’s name above his own name. Consequently, he felled the blasphemous Goliath who … Read More

Typology 101

As mentioned in this morning’s message, here is a helpful article that will give you a basic overview of typology, plus how it helps us avoid allegory and moralism.

13-Year Old Napkin Notes

It was somewhat surreal, and a little surprising. Not that I had expected something really different, but it was still a reason to raise the eye-brows a bit. That was my reaction to an email from Pastor Chris, one that contained a letter and some … Read More