There seems to be a knee-jerk response on the part of some Christians to the idea of remembering or even acknowledging Good Friday. It usually sounds something like this: “Why do we need to designate a day to remember the cross? We do it every week on Sunday when we gather as a church, right? […]Read more "Why Good Friday Is So Important"
Yesterday, I gave an important message at VALLEY Christian Church, stressing the Biblical importance and mandate for church diversity. When I became the Lead Pastor, our church was 100% White. I felt God’s conviction that this was not healthy or Biblical, so I began to lead the church in a vision of diversity for our […]Read more "Church Diversity: The Undeniable Truth"
Many Christians get really uptight around Christmas whenever anyone uses the abbreviation “Xmas” instead of writing out, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Often the response is, “I’m keeping CHRIST in CHRISTmas”! Though well meaning, this is said in ignorance (and many times arrogance). “Xmas” is NOT some sort of compromise to pressure making Christmas secular, in fact “Xmas” is as […]Read more "Merry Xmas!"
Do you really trust God? Many of us say we do, but when we look at what God tells us in the Bible, all of a sudden, we discover the truth. Here’s another incredibly challenging and truthful clip from Resurgence 13 Conference. This time, it’s Rick Warren who is being brutally honest with us all.Read more "The Truth About Trusting God"
This week the Resurgence13 conference was simulcast for free and I for one, am thankful it was. I was able to catch much of it and was really blessed and inspired. One of the best messages of the conference, in my opinion, was given by Crawford Loritts. Here is a clip from the message explaining […]Read more "The Gap Between Calling and Who You Are"
This past Sunday, October 27th, we completed our six week, “God Of The Underdogs” campaign at VALLEY Christian Church. It was the first time we’ve had a campaign in the Fall (usually just Spring), so I wanted to take a minute to say ‘Thanks’ to everyone who played a part in making it happen and […]Read more "Sharing The Love"
It’s all too easy to slip into the Christian sub-culture (or Christian Ghetto as I like to call it), and isolate and insulate ourselves from those Christ died to reach, save, forgive and transform. As Christians, we need to make every effort to “Keep It Real” so that we can reach those who do not […]Read more "Keep It Real Y’All"