Will You Choose the Wilderness?

We do our best to avoid the wilderness, but the man Jesus considered the greatest embraced an entire life in the wilderness. What would happen if we embraced his path? Are we too driven by non-biblical definitions of success to follow the ancient paths? If you are satisfied with influence,

What Does God Want

What Does God Want?

In eternity past, there was nothing when, suddenly, divine desire shattered the darkness and created a cosmos filled with creatures. God formed the cosmos and one creature in particular to fulfill His divine desire. But what is that desire? What does God want? In eternity past, there was nothing when, suddenly, divine desire shattered

Discipleship Begins with Beholding

Discipleship Begins with Beholding

What do you behold? Whatever it is, you will be shaped into that image. What do you behold? Whatever it is, you will be shaped into that image. Discipleship is the primary task Jesus gave the church in this age, so every believer must answer two questions: Am I making

The Centrality of Worship

This post is from an upcoming book called “Discipleship Begins with Beholding.” Because humans seek out beauty and emulate what fascinates them, worship is central to discipleship: Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God

The Revelation of Jesus and His People

This is an excerpt from an upcoming book on discipleship. Far too many people think the book of Revelation is mostly about the beast and suffering. The book of Revelation does contain very sobering warnings that should be taken seriously, but this is not the main theme of the book.

Defined by Passion

We are made for passion. We are made to live with passion. It gives us abilities we did not know we had. It fills our life with purpose and meaning. Where’s your passion? Or perhaps a better question is who is your passion?

Searching for Success

The reality is that there really are not any “normal” people. There are redeemed people doing seemingly ordinary things, but these things ultimately produce things that are glorious.