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Three Ways to Engage with the Gospel

What is the recipe for success in the tech world? Why are companies like Apple and Google becoming bigger and bigger, while controlling more and more aspects of our lives? It is more than just the sleek designs of their phones or the ease of their search. They have become adept in what is called “vertical integration.” This is when a company builds the hardwar...

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Advent 2017


Advent is a time of anticipation... of waiting.  For generations God's people waited for the promised Messiah. Would God answer their prayers? Would He finally raise up one who would be their redeemer forever? At the appointed time, God the Son took on human flesh and was born of a Virgin so save His people from their sin. It is easy in the hustle and consumeri...

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A29 Midwest Setlists

It was a joy to host the 2017 A29 Midwest Conference "Jesus Is Bigger" here in Fargo. A number of folks who attended the conference have asked for some of the music we sang together. Below is a breakdown of the songs by session along with author/artist information.  All for Christ! ~~~~~~~ Thusday - Session 1 "In Tenderness" (Public Domain: arr. Citizens &...

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"Why is that?"

How do the people we encounter in our neighborhoods, in the dorms, in the office, make sense of the world? How do they view what's wrong with society? Where do they look to for hope? What do they consider to be good news?...

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"So tell me your story."

Far too often I am the detective from Law & Order asking question after question that makes people feel more like suspects than actual people. Becoming an audience and receiving what is the most important information validates the individual as one embedded in this broken world, and shows a willingness to learn more of how they have actually experienced that brokenness....

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"So how about that weather?"

As the Lord moves me here and moves me there, giving new opportunities for relational connections everyday, I hope to be open to those opportunities and step into them by faith....

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Six Aspects of Community Evangelism

So how does this missional, outreach-oriented church manage nearly as a whole (as a collective of individuals' actions) to overlook, avoid, whatever, a lone father and his son?...

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Is God Punishing Me?

The description of this destruction in Hosea is tough to read and brings present day realities to mind, even for disciples of Jesus on this side of the cross. The question that comes to mind is as follows: Through what sort of lens are we to view these acts of punishment?...

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Love & Grace - Parenting Seminar Resources

This past weekend we were challenged and encouraged by our friend and brother Reid Monaghan as he presented a seminar on parenting called Love and Grace: Aiming Children In A Godward Direction We were given some great content and had some solid interaction with one another around how we can faithfully fulfill our roles as parents and encourage one another, in the body of...

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The Imago Dei and the Mercy of Christ

“People today are trying to hang on to the dignity of man, but they do not know how to, because they have lost the truth that man is made in the image of God…”-Francis Schaeffer(Escape from Reason: A Penetrating Analysis of Trends in Modern Thought, 1968). _______________________________  We all feel it. We see the posts. We watch the videos. We g...

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