My life is like yours: busy. The Problem As a husband, dad to three wild boys, and pastor of a growing church in fast-paced Silicon Valley, I deal with the ever present temptation to not be fully present in the … Continue reading
As I read the Gospels it seems that there are two secrets to the effectiveness of Jesus’ ministry that are often overlooked or forgotten: 1. Jesus spent a lot of time enjoying long meals and attending fun parties with people. … Continue reading
In this weekend’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Charles Murray penned some “Rules for a Happy Life.” His first rule articulates the potentially different dynamics between marrying young and marrying at an older age. The age of marriage for … Continue reading
Beware of the illusion of “arrival.” It’s common to think that once you cross “that” item off of your to-do list, solve that big problem, achieve that goal, make that change, or move to that new place, that then you … Continue reading
I’m having a great time here in Dubai. Here is a short video of a dhow ride (boat ride) I took tonight at sunset across Dubai Creek. Know people in Dubai? Send them to Redeemer Dubai.
The longest flight from San Francisco is the nearly 16 hour flight to Dubai. The flight path takes you over the North Pole. I’m getting on this flight later today. Check out more details here.
God has assembled an awesome staff team at Garden City Church. I’d like you to meet them. You already know me, so we’ll skip me. Here are the three other members of our staff. Colin Dobrin: Worship Leader/Deacon As … Continue reading
Like I’ve said before, Christians ought to be the worlds greatest explorers. This requires risk. A life without risk is not a life well lived. Just read what Jesus says in the parable of the talents. Jack Miller put it … Continue reading
In the back of my book, Date Your Wife, I list 100 ideas for how to date your wife. That list isn’t specific to date nights, it’s a broad and creative list of ideas for how to take great care … Continue reading
Life is stressful. In order to deal with the stress of life you need some healthy release valves. If you don’t proactively choose healthy release valves, you’ll find yourself enslaved to destructive ways of coping with stress like over-drinking, over-eating, … Continue reading