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Easter and the Power of Stories

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Humans have always loved stories. We love to watch victory snatched out of the jaws of defeat, to see the forces of light fight back the darkness, to see the hero emerge triumphant after he or she has endured many trials. We love to see the princess rescued, the dragon defeated, and the treasure found....

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Saturday Prayers

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Much like the feeding of the five thousand with the five loaves and two fish, when Christ gives us himself, it doesn't look like much at first, but it is amazing how it multiplies when we give thanks and keep breaking off pieces to pass to the next person. ...

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Mercy and Justice at Christ Church

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The purpose of our Mercy and Justice team is to present opportunities to the people of Christ Church to follow Jesus in reaching across the divisions of our society to share the gospel, to show love, to serve, and to be good neighbors to those in our community who may resemble the Samaritan woman of John 4....

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What is Lent and How Can It Help Your Walk with Jesus?

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The season of Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 day period (excluding Sundays) before Easter each year that Christians have historically set apart as a time for deep and consistent reflection on the cross, in preparation for the celebration of Good Friday and Easter. ...

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True Rest

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True rest means placing our trust in Christ's goodness and power. It means knowing that I get to rest, delighting in the joy of Christ's presence while he does all the heavy lifting....

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Celebrating MLK Day and Pursuing Racial Reconciliation

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Yesterday my family and I were able to attend the 50th Annual Martin Luther King March on the East Side of San Antonio. Some news outlets reported approximately 300,000 people in attendance. The San Antonio march is the largest of its kind in the country. It was quite a sight to behold: people of all types - African-American, White, Hispanic, and more - walking together to...

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How the Enneagram Can Help You Spiritually

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I love Personality Tests. I have always found them to be a fascinating way to learn more about myself and to learn more about other people. There is certainly the risk of making unfair assumptions about people based on their Myers-Briggs profile; but in general I believe they are helpful tools for us....

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Leverage the Super Bowl for Mission

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You can assume most people in your life - neighbors, family, friends, co-workers - will gather to watch the game somewhere. This presents a great opportunity for Christians to love their neighbors....

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Houston Disaster Relief

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Christ Church, As we all know, the situation in Houston is very bad, and potentially will get worse in coming days. Multiple sister churches both in the PCA and through the Acts 29 Network have experienced flooding in their facilities, and multiple families have had their homes flooded. The PCA Disaster Response team is in full gear seeking to help alleviate the suffer...

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Some Thoughts on Charlottesville

Some thoughts on Charlottesville...

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