So proud of and thankful for the worship leadership from Luke MacDonald, Andi Rozier, Josh Buendorf and the entire Vertical Church Band worship and production teams. Praying for them as they rest up from an incredible victorious weekend! Read More
April 17, 2014
What distinguishes Passion Week in a vertical church?
1: Passion Week is a week, not a day or a weekend. We give our people special materials and devotionals to work through personally. We give them music to listen to on their way to church. We are a church family and we love to remember and, ultimately, rejoice together. Check out the website TheDayJesusDied.com, where you will find our Good Friday service from last year and the devotional we led our congregation through this year. Read More
March 28, 2014
There is no more reliable indicator of the success of a child than the involvement of their father.
There is no bigger drag on societies than men who refuse to work. Read More
March 21, 2014
Maybe in recent years you’ve fallen prey to the false dichotomy of worship vs. evangelism—the idea that if you really want to reach lost people in your weekend worship, you have to get all topical and catchy and felt-need about everything. Not true. Read More
March 19, 2014
Proverbs 3:27: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
Ok, I won’t! Read More
March 12, 2014
As a recovering addict of overstatement, I want to be careful in the words I choose to warn fellow ministers about the danger of reductionism in our preaching and teaching. Dictionary.com defines reductionism as: “The practice of simplifying a complex idea, issue, condition, or the like, especially to the point of minimizing, obscuring, or distorting it.” Read More