Answering Friends #4 // Spiritual Warfare in Church Planting

Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. When I recently asked my friends to “ask me anything,” one friend […]

Answering Friends #3 // Church-Planting Math

  When I recently asked my friends to “ask me anything,” one of my close friends jokingly asked, “what’s 2+2?” Strangely, that was a really relevant question. No, not in the sense of 2+2=4, but in the sense that assumed realities are often found to be untrue in church planting. In fact, I would encourage […]

Never Land by Selwa Luke

I want to introduce you to some music that’s made it into three of my personal playlists, my motorcycle list, my ol’ truck cruising list, and even my workout list (which doesn’t get as much playtime as it ought). My friend Selwa Luke recently released Never Land, her debut EP. Describing art is a tricky […]

Answering friends #2 // Sex & Church Planting

One of my friends asked if I would address the subject of sex in marriage from a Biblical perspective. She and others later broadened the scope of their questions to include sex and culture at large. Every time I sit down to write about this subject I stall out, not due to unwillingness or a […]

Answering Friends #1

One of my friends asked: “How do you truly love and trust again when you feel like everyone you have ever loved has hurt you?” This question is so real and raw that I felt compelled to begin with it. When God was beginning our faith-family, he gave me some statements that later formed our […]

We’ll Get Together Then

Friends, it’s been a while since we’ve spent some time here together. One of my favorite song’s lyrics say… And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon Little boy blue and the man on the moon When you comin’ home, Dad I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then You know we’ll […]

Losing Your Religion

Preaching Team Member Zach McNabb and I recently finished a series at CITYLIGHT entitled “Losing Your Religion.” In this series we looked at the woes presented in Jesus’ message found in Matthew 23. Here are the podcasts for that series: Losing Your Religion Sermon 1 Losing Your Religion Sermon 2 Losing Your Religion Sermon 3 […]

Be Thou My Vision

Just a little encouragement from the CITYLIGHT archives. CLWORSHIP! 02 Be Thou My Vision


Do we really know what the word “power” means? Sometimes, I wonder if we are so conditioned by shows of weakness that we’ve begun to call moderate strength or even mediocrity, “power.” It seems that those exercising true Spirit-enabled power are often culturally interpreted as arrogant or brash. Could it be that a weak church […]

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