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November 2, 2016 — Leave a comment

Romans 10:13-14 says,bartunlovable

“For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”

Why not love the unlovable? Why not give grace to Continue Reading…



“All Scripture is breathed out by God…” The apostle Paul exhorts his young church planter Timothy that he is to preach and teach from “all of the Scriptures” because they are “profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-18). Remember, the Scriptures that Paul was referring to were the Old Testament Scriptures

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The famous football coach Vince Lombardi blockandtacklebelieved that if his team could learn two things they would win football games. Just two things were the key to winning games? What about a thick and complex playbook? Don’t you need the fastest running backs and the most agile quarterbacks? Well, according to Vince Lombardi all you need to learn and execute are two things: blocking and tackling. If he could get his players to do those two things better than anyone else then they would win football games.

The Christian life points us in this direction as well. Not that we need to learn how to block and tackle, but there are two basic skills that are so foundational to life that we will be at a great loss if we don’t learn them. There are two things that Continue Reading…

The gospel provides rest from all of our burdens, anxieties and fears because the gospel is founded upon the character of God. This is the God, the great I AM, the sustainer of all things, ruler over the entire universe and everything else.“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

The gospel says that God is taking what is broken beyond our ability to fix and fixing it; the gospel is God taking our sinfully dead hearts and bringing them back to life through the life, death, resurrection and reign of Christ. Continue Reading…


justintrappJustin Trapp is the head of Ministry Pass, a company that creates content and resources for busy pastors. In this episode Justin shares that leadership involves Continue Reading…



How does the gospel impact confrontation? Find out exactly how in this podcast with Young Life Regional Director Rich Dargenio. Rich and I have been friends for Continue Reading…


mckayI’m super stoked about this interview with McKay Caston. As you listen you will hear someone who truly has a grasp on the gospel and its ability to transform lives and ministry.

McKay is a pastor in Dahlonega, GA. He has also written a book called A+ for an F


In this episode I interview Tim Toy. timtoyTim is the Metro Director for Young Life in Richmond, VA. Tim has three awesome kids and one lovely wife. He has been in full time ministry his entire career and gives us some great insight into what Gospel centered ministry looks like.


In this episode I interview Erik Bonkovsky. Eric is a Princeton and Westminster Grad, former erikbYoung Life Area Director and now pastor at City Church in Richmond, VA. Listen as Eric talks to us about being a gospel centered pastor and leader.


Apathy: lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern.

Does this describe some of the people you work with? Do you ever feel like motivating people is an impossible task? Leading people is-Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.-Hebrews 10-24 extremely difficult, leading apathetic people, well, that can be completely frustrating. So, what’s a leader to do? Here are some Continue Reading…