Joy

Joy

John 15:11 NLT I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! So last week, I skipped over this Advent theme of “joy.” I’m not one of those people that forces myself to speak on something if...
Love

Love

John 15:9 I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. Continuing on with Advent, I know that I skipped “Joy.” I have to be honest with you; I’m not there. I’ll probably get there by the time December 25th comes around,...
Peace

Peace

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus Moving from our second week of Advent, we are talking about peace. I really don’t understand this, and it may not be completely true....
Hope

Hope

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. It’s now the beginning of Advent. This is the time of the year where we spend a month preparing ourselves for one day. People sometimes complain about others that...
Harmonizing With The Melody

Harmonizing With The Melody

Read “I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. For some members of Chloe’s household have...
Think Theology’s Top 10 Posts for 2015

Think Theology’s Top 10 Posts for 2015

Updated: Simmer down people. It’s only January 12th so it’s not too late to put this up. We wanted to let you catch up on our top ten posts from the past year. In all, we enjoyed 105,368 visits to the site last year, and saw some great interaction from our...
Can A Pastor Have A Dark Sense of Humor?

Can A Pastor Have A Dark Sense of Humor?

One of the most difficult things about being a pastor for me is that I have a pretty dark sense of humor. Now I know what you are thinking, probably something along the lines of… “Darkness oooo thats the devil”. I want to take a moment to explain...
Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them,...
Shalom

Shalom

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. As we begin to prepare our hearts for Advent, a season of anticipating the Messiah, it might be hard...
Follow Me: Part 3

Follow Me: Part 3

Mark 1:40-45 NRSV A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!”  Immediately the leprosy left him, and...
Massive Book Sale

Massive Book Sale

Pardon me for posting this here. I’m currently selling a bunch of books that I have doubles of as I have moved to using more electronic versions (kindle and Logos). I am selling the following list of books: Philip Schaff – History of the Christian Church (8...
#VineyardGlobalFamily Recap (Day 1)

#VineyardGlobalFamily Recap (Day 1)

Eleanor Mumford. Just… Eleanor Mumford. The first day of the #VineyardGlobalFamily conference was epic. In addition to seeing a ton of some of my favorite people in the world, I got to finally meet a ton of people that I’ve only known via Facebook or...

Pray without Ceasing

I Thessalonians 4:12-22 12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren,...