# 3 – Humility leads us to connect with other’s grief.

I think one of the most important prayers we can pray, especially with all that’s going on is this, God want are you trying to show us and leads us to in this time? I recently heard the story of a young couple who moved into a new house. The young wife came downstairs theContinue reading “# 3 – Humility leads us to connect with other’s grief.”

A Christian’s response to racism in the church – # 2 – I growingly realize how my racial experiences or lack of experiences shape my convictions and perceptions

I have to be honest with that reality in order to really listen to others who have had very different experiences. I don’t want to minimize racial issues in the church just because I’ve only seen a few examples. I love and appreciate my friends but to all who are quoting the numbers of African-American’sContinue reading “A Christian’s response to racism in the church – # 2 – I growingly realize how my racial experiences or lack of experiences shape my convictions and perceptions”

Racism and Christianity #1

I am a white man – but I don’t speak for anyone but me I am a Christian – but I don’t speak for any other Christians – just me – I was born in England – and I grew up in a multi cultural area –But I don’t speak for anyone else but me.Continue reading “Racism and Christianity #1”

Parenting Teens: Thought # 3 – Friends

Earlier this week I started a series seeking to encourage you as you seek to parent your team. Thanks for the feedback and comments. I pray this next blog is helpful for you. Fear seems to be one of the biggest obstacles in parenting teens. In speaking to a lot of parents of teens IContinue reading “Parenting Teens: Thought # 3 – Friends”

Thought # 2 – Be in relationship with your teen – part 1 devices –

The awesome thing about being a Christian is that we can have a relationship with God. In many places God refers to Himself as our Father. How incredible is it that we get to call the most powerful, most loving, and most knowing person in the universe Father? We can be in a relationship withContinue reading “Thought # 2 – Be in relationship with your teen – part 1 devices –”

Five thoughts about parenting teens: Thought # 1 – Respect

13 – 13 – 13  This past week our youngest child turned 13. That also means we have been parenting teens for 13 years! Sometimes we think we’ve got this parenting teen thing figured out, but many times we feel like we are still very much  learning.  I have also been a youth pastor forContinue reading “Five thoughts about parenting teens: Thought # 1 – Respect”

The downward spiral of depression

One of the most surprising lessons I learned about depression as a Christian is that there are examples of depression in the Bible. I was pretty shocked to study this as I always thought depression was a sign of weakness or worse yet, defeat.  In his book about depression, author Phil Tuttle calls depression “TheContinue reading “The downward spiral of depression”