Worship & Creative Blogs

  • 5 Things Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean

    Over the years I’ve counseled some individuals who’ve been horribly sinned against. At times I did a really poor job of helping them navigate their pain and the process of working toward forgiveness. Forgiving others is clearly commanded by God, and deep down most believers want to, but it isn’t always easy, and lots of questions […]

  • How to Find the Freedom to Write: Time

    The last few weeks has been a vacation of sorts. For the first time in years I have broken away from work and spent much needed time with my family, long time best friend, and away from the Internet. There were several things that I’ve learned from my time away from work and the web and I […]

  • Don't Just Write Pastor Books, Write Serious Books

    When most pastors write books, you can bet they’re compiled from sermon notes and manuscripts. Preach a series on fear, and they end up with a book on the subject. Same with marriage, prophecy, grace, epic Bible stories – whatever. I don’t discourage that, but don’t think for a minute that’s a serious book. Writing […]

  • Jesus Is Not Only Sympathetic; He Can Change Things

    Before he saved me, I didn’t picture Jesus as having much empathy toward me. I thought of him as distant or indifferent.  After all, he had a universe to run. I didn’t know he cared about me personally, much less loved me. But after he opened my blind eyes, one day I found out he was deeply sympathetic […]

  • 14 Commandments of Video Preaching

    Of the estimated 8,000+ multisite churches in North America, half deliver their sermons by way of video and the other half utilize live-in person teaching.   With this many people worshiping and receiving spiritual instruction in this manner, it is very important to keep these “commandments” in mind when delivering sermons live as well as […]

  • 10 Signs You Are Failing As a Church Blogger

    The idea of creating a list of do’s and dont’s is not very appealing. Honestly, the very thought of parroting something that has already been said online is actually revolting for me. My heart does not reach for any old bloggers, but for the church to do blogging well. Instead, I’d like to share with you some […]

  • 5 Tips That Will Improve Your “I’m Sorry" Skills

    It’s not often that I’m forced to apologizeProbably only twice a day.So while I’m still undoing the suck that this involves…I have 5 tips that will improve your “I’m Sorry Skills”. 1. Forgive 1 person a day.There is nothing better to up your apology game than knowing what it feels like to drop some forgiveness […]

  • The Art of a Meaningful Email: Real-Life Example

    I’m going to guess that when you think of email you don’t think positively about it. It’s regarded as one of those necessary evils of the modern worker. You want to sort through and be done with it. People declare inbox bankruptcy and celebrate inbox zero. Email is something to conquer and short, rapid responses […]