Recently, Dr. David Watson of United Theological Seminary interviewed me about evangelism in the context of the declining Western church and some what we are doing with Spirit & Truth. I really enjoyed getting to share about a topic that I am so passionate about and is at the heart of our ministry. Follow the … Continue reading Evangelism in the North American Mission Field
In March 2019 the ministry I help to lead, Spirit & Truth, held our first ever conference in Dayton, Ohio. Here is the talk I delivered to close out the conference where I share a little bit of my heart for the Methodist Church and talk about "Holy Fire." https://youtu.be/HtLWx1uFwxs
I have been a part of the United Methodist Church since birth. I grew up in this church. It formed me. It connected me with men and women who shaped me profoundly. And as nearly all Methodists are now aware, I recognize that we stand at a major crossroads as a denomination. There are so … Continue reading Longings for the church that I love: Sharing my heart for the United Methodist Church
Dear Church, you already have everything you need. In this holiday season we are constantly tempted by commercials, billboards and radio advertisements to consider all of the items we are currently lacking in our life. How have you managed to go on living without a blanket with sleeves in your life? This temptation to continually … Continue reading Dear Church, you already have everything you need.
My life remains anything but boring. God is calling me to a new step of faith again. Here's a quick summary of what's happening... For the past year I have been serving full-time with reviveOHIO and helping to equip everyday folks to share the Gospel and make disciples all over Ohio. It has been a … Continue reading Launching something new…
This is a message reflecting on Psalm 51 that I recently shared at a service in Washington Court House, Ohio. Fayette County is getting ready to launch a county-wide outreach with reviveOHIO in March. This was our first community worship gathering to share the vision and prepare our hearts... https://youtu.be/KKC7IZLtnbM
This is a message I delivered at the first "Come and See" night in Allen County, Ohio on August 27, 2017. It was a night for people in the Lima area to begin to see what God is doing through reviveOHIO in bringing the church together to offer the hope of Christ to the community. … Continue reading Pray. Step. Trust. (Message on Joshua 3)
Here's a message I shared this past Sunday at New Life Christian Center in Celina, Ohio. I really got connected with their pastors and congregation when reviveOHIO came to Mercer County last December. I love how God uses this ministry to unite believers together from different streams but who love Jesus all the same. I … Continue reading Dropping Everything to Go