A poem inspired by the Apostle Peter's response to realizing he had done the terrible thing he swore he'd never do (Matt 26:75). He Went Outside and Wept Bitterly When circumstancesoccasion it,much goodis accomplished(indirectly)by giving … [Continue reading] about He Went Outside and Wept Bitterly
Managing My Leadership Anxiety
I was talking with a friend the other day (who happens to be a family systems expert) about how to have difficult conversations, and he reminded me of something that has significantly helped me manage my own anxiety in leading difficult … [Continue reading] about Managing My Leadership Anxiety
Pre-order my upcoming book!
I'm excited to announce that I wrote a book with my friend and co-pastor Matt Tebbe called Having the Mind of Christ: Eight Axioms to Cultivate a Robust Faith. IVP is publishing it, and it releases July 26, 2022. (By the way, tou can get 30% off … [Continue reading] about Pre-order my upcoming book!
News Report From an Ancient Execution
(Written by the Rev. Emily McGowin.) The executed man had a checkered past and a history of run-ins with authority. Neighbors say he had assembled a gang of loafers and thugs that exploited the charity of the poor, routinely disrespected community … [Continue reading] about News Report From an Ancient Execution
Always Enough in the Hands of Jesus
The stories of Jesus feeding multitudes in the gospels follow a pattern: There is a great need, and Jesus wants to meet it.The disciples' provisions are paltry, not nearly enough to meet the need.Jesus asks for whatever the disciples have, and the … [Continue reading] about Always Enough in the Hands of Jesus