Preaching on difficult topics.

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.

5 Things This Week

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

Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…

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…

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 Tradition

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