This will be a short and simple post, but its message could change our country. I came back from my sabbatical last summer committed to make a basic change in how I functioned. I committed to stop saying I was pro-life and to start acting like it. I led our church to start giving money to non-profits who are fighting… Read More
We recently introduced a new crop of summer interns at our church staff meeting. This is always a fun time, and it’s great to meet so many young and aspiring Christian leaders. As part of the meeting, I asked several of our staff leaders to offer their best counsel to these young men and women. I think my question was:… Read More
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” Acts 8:35-36 If you think about it, baptism can look like a rather odd practice. I mean, what’s up with pouring water… Read More
I ended the Spring teaching season this weekend at ACF. Let’s just say I tried to go out with a bang. Here’s this weekend’s message. May 21 Video from Austin Christian Fellowship on Vimeo.
This week we’re going to spend some time learning about Jesus. The passage below, written by the Apostle Paul to the believers in the Roman colony of Philippi, is one of the most beautiful in the Bible. Many scholars think this passage is actually part of a song that early believers used to sing in their worship to Jesus. Why… Read More
This is not a post I want to write. It is not a post, quite frankly, that I ever dreamed I’d need to write. Our culture has experienced such dramatic change in the last few years that I still find it dizzying. The events of last week are simply Exhibit Next. In case you missed it, the Obama Administration (the Education… Read More
I remember exactly where I was. I was sitting at the dining room table at my family’s cabin outside of Estes Park, Colorado. I was having my morning devotional, with view below to inspire me. Not a bad way to find some morning inspiration. I was reading in John’s Gospel, it has always been one of my favorite books in the… Read More
As you go, heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out the demons. Yes, you. May 14 Video from Austin Christian Fellowship on Vimeo.
Good morning, Today we jump into the nitty-gritty of prayer. I want to teach you a four-part approach to prayer that I have used for decades. It’s not original to me. In fact, I have no idea who developed it. It follows the acrostic ACTS, which stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Today, we’ll talk about the first part… Read More