A friend of mine is in trouble. His marriage is on the rocks, things were hidden, his church just found out, and this Sunday I am preaching on the topic of marriage. "Seems appropriate", some may say, but more than appropriate, it's difficult. I wrote out the following on my Facebook this afternoon, … Read more about Preaching on difficult topics.
With the vast array of things coming our way during this final prep week before Catalyst launches at our new location, I thought I would take a few minutes to write down what's going on here on the ground, in an effort to encourage you as you chart a new course for your churches and families, … Read more about 5 Things This Week
Kids. Better yet, family. Good news requires everyone. It’s got to be a family affair. As Catalyst has continued to serve on a regular basis at Sierra Vista Apartments, our kids have grown to love the people and place. As we left Sierra Vista yesterday, our daughter looked up at us and asked … Read more about Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…
Romance. Look, I hope that by now you understand that you need to be in love with: Your context. Your people. Your God. ... but just in case you missed those three before, you need to be in love with them all. I mean really in love. So madly, deeply in love, that it causes you to do … Read more about Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…
Truth or Traditionplanterwife: I had a bit of a forced absence when my keyboard broke. The bad part of that, is that I was unable to write for over a week. The good part is that now that I have a new keyboard, and over a week to contemplate, what I am writing about is perhaps of more substance. I … Read more about Truth or Tradition
This morning was amazing. Incredible atmosphere at Catalyst, people coming to faith in Jesus and wanting to be baptized, which led into our baptism service poolside at our CE lead’s place where both my kids were baptized, showing their solidarity with Jesus as forever followers. Totally the … Read more about Baptizing My Kids!
Momentum! Whatever #momentum is, @catalyzesd has it! Join us San Marcos! … Read more about Momentum!
The Way of the Cross is Acceptance for All We live here in San Marcos, Ca where the vast majority of people in our city do not go to church. In fact, the exact number ranges greatly depending on what pastor you talk to in town, all the way from 2% churched up to 30% churched. Somewhere within … Read more about Way of the Cross is Acceptance for All