Over on my Facebook page, a lady named Roz shared the following feedback: "I think what was most helpful for me in Dug Down Deep was the explanation of our emotions in relation to Jesus. As someone who grew up in the church, I think I have been desensitized over the years to the reality of the cross, His mercy, His kindness...the Gospel, really. And I have envied those who seem so emotionally attached to Jesus. So when the book says that the more I study the Bible and learn about Jesus, the more emotion will flow, it is not only a relief, but a reality I have seen in my life (especially recently as I have settled into a Gospel preaching church for the first time), as well as a charge to study my Bible even more. Thanks for the insight. I have already loaned the book out."
My newest book is very short and to the point. It's called Humble Orthodoxy and it's about why Christians should both care about truth but also be gracious in the way we communicate what we believe. I see too many people wishy-washy about the essentials of the faith. I also see too many people who are orthodox but really kind of mean and arrogant. Neither of these options glorify Jesus. Here's a review of the book.
If you're making plans to come to the Washington, DC, area or you've just moved here, you're welcome to visit my church, Covenant Life. We meet on Sundays at 10am. We also have a weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Here's more info. Hope to see you.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. There are a number of articles and resources here, but I don't do new posts on it as frequently as I used to. You know how it goes. Blogs are so 2008. But come see me on either Twitter or my Facebook Page where I post more often. (Or just stay off social media altogether and enjoy a richer life.)
Jesus taught his disciples that they should always pray and never give up (Luke 18:1). In these three sermons I look at some of the hardest moments in the lives of Paul, Elijah and David and how God met them and sustained them through trouble. Listen here.
I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I live in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with an amazing wife and three wacky, fun kids. I'm a pastor at Covenant Life Church. I’m also a writer.