Tale #8 – The Obligatory Mars Hill Discussion

Anytime folks in the Christian community want to talk about culture, and how to harness culture to share and explore God – they cite Mars Hill. A quick google search will show you sermons, videos, and a cavalcade of organizations that claim the name of that rock in Greece. But … Continue reading

Tale #7 – Role & Ritual

We use the word ‘ritual’ to describe everything from the silly to the sublime. We use it to describe wearing the same pair of socks until our team makes it through the playoffs, as well as the means by which we connect to our Creator in worship. In this tale, … Continue reading

Tale #6 – The Dunning-Krueger Imposter

In the world of self-perception, there are two extremes that are equally wrong. The Dunning-Krueger effect says that those who are woefully incompetent will greatly overestimate their skill, and imposter syndrome is the idea that those who are qualified and highly successful will often feel like they are moments away from … Continue reading

Tale #5 – We’re All In This Together

We use the word “community” a lot around here. In this episode, I spend some time looking at the various Bible passages that inform the concept of community and its important place in the daily application of the Christian faith. We can’t do this alone – and the “It’s just … Continue reading

Tale #4 – Redemption Stories

I have always been a sucker for redemption stories. This is particularly true during the Easter season, when we not only tell stories that involve a character’s redemption – but recount the redemption story at the heart of our faith. The one where God redeemed, and is still working out … Continue reading

Tale #3 – The Pain You Just Can’t Shake

What happens when there is pain you can’t fight for a problem that you can’t fully identify? What happens when you spend time in the ER asking God to intervene – and he doesn’t? How do we live in a place that still follows God – hungers to get closer … Continue reading

Tale #2 – My Father, the Lawful Good Fighter

Sacrificial love is something we’re all called to if we’re following Christ. He pretty much defines what love is supposed to look like. But sometimes we need somebody to come along and model that for us in our daily life. For me – that was my dad. We’d love to … Continue reading

Tale # 1 – Greetings, Traveler. I have a Quest for You

In this inaugural episode of our new devotional podcast – I talk break down what you can expect to hear in this new podcast, and then I talk about a man named Bezalel – and how his story reminds us just how much bigger God is than we think He … Continue reading