I’m not sure how to describe the feelings that go beyond heartbroken and devastated. Honest to God, I don’t. Sometimes words are so agonizingly limiting and so painfully insufficient. And that’s where I am right now. I’m wrecked. I haven’t talked much over the years about my house church, but this is a group of […]Read more "For Abbott"
There are so many things I have said that I want to share with each of you.Read more "The Risk of Overexposure"
Our house church lost a beautiful young man, Abbott Forrester Garn, this week. His family has been an intimate part of our lives for the last decade. I offered these words at the funeral in the midst of the tragedy.Read more "The Light of Christ is Breaking In"
In my experience, the only place where the superficial veneer is stripped away, where pretense is obliterated, where cosmetic application fails, and where vulnerability is unmasked and triumphantly exposed… is in the presence of a loving, non-judgmental, other-centered group of trusted friends.Read more "Between the Questions…"
I just want you to know about a new podcast episode that I just finished… and it is one of my favorites so far.Read more "It’s Time For a Revolution featuring Keith Giles, Author of Jesus Untangled- New Podcast Episode"
The truth is that the church ought to be the community in which people can ask the toughest questions and wrestle through the most difficult topics because it has the grace enough to push the edges and love enough to handle the tension.Read more "Benefit of a Doubt…"
Our heads told us that this was the right decision, but nothing told our hearts to prepare for being wrecked.Read more "He Was Always With Us…"