I grew up on the 49ers. I’ve been a lifelong fan. Growing up, Sundays were for church and 49ers football (in that order). Every Sunday afternoon my grandpa, my dad, my brother, and I placed bets on Sunday’s games. In … Continue reading
When I was 21 years old I pulled a dead body out of a lake. That experience changed my life. I tell the story in this sermon I preached last week at CityLife Church in Boston: Believe the Blessing, Then … Continue reading
When I was 20 years old I read a sentence that changed my life. I still remember where I was sitting, how the book felt, and what started to happen in my heart. What comes into our minds when we … Continue reading
I just came across an old video… Five years ago my wife and I traveled to South Africa to visit family, explore, and celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. On day five of the trip, while on a run together in … Continue reading
Some people are afraid of grace. They fear preaching grace will lead to loose living. There is a better reason to be afraid of grace: grace has teeth. Grace has sharp teeth, teeth that leave a permanent mark on a … Continue reading
I took this picture of boats on Nantucket Island, 2008.
Eight days ago a big swell hit Mavericks (which is 15 minutes from my home). The big names flew in overnight from Hawaii to surf it. My brother in-law, Thom, got a call at 4am from Surfline to photograph the … Continue reading
I wish, finally, to address you, dear young people, and to repeat these words to you with affection: be generous in giving your life to the Lord. Do not be afraid! You have nothing to fear, because God is the … Continue reading
A favorite spot of mine. Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod.