Why I Love the Bible

                Here is why I like the Bible so much: I get so much out of it.  I have been reading and studying the Bible for over 30 years and I continue to find new answers to life’s questions and deepen my understanding of God and life.  I read lots of other books’ too, but no other book does what this one does for me.                 For example, did you know that living a consistent life … [Read more...]

Why the Hassle of Small Groups?

I have been working with small groups for over 20 years in Europe and the United States.  Every now and then I think, “this is such a hassle, why don’t we just drop this and do big groups!”  It takes a lot of work to develop training, steps for growth, getting people connected, developing leaders, helping them stay fresh as leaders, get feedback, work with people’s busy schedules….The truth is, … [Read more...]

What is the Christian Life Supposed to Be?

                With all the answers that could be given to this question (i.e. love, justice, kindness, goodness, holiness, faith, good works, etc.), I believe the Christian life should be characterized and best summarized like this: The Christian Life is supposed to be a life that is continually filled, shaped, and renewed with the life and teachings of Christ.  There is no Christian life … [Read more...]