Creativity in the Bible

I recently finished my third book, Creative Potential: Principles for Unleashing Your God-Given Calling, and one of the overarching themes of the book is the role creativity plays in scripture. Growing up, I never used to think that creativity was really a biblical concept. And every once in a while... read more

10 Worship Songs for Easter

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 Easter is the highpoint of the Christian year. By celebrating the... read more

What is Ableton Live?

If you’re a worship leader or tech director reading this, you’re likely familiar with Ableton Live. You probably already use if for tracks, or you know someone that does, or you’re fighting to the death to not have to use tracks. But Ableton Live does far more than run tracks.... read more

Warm Bodies or Warm Hearts?

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to catch a plane ride sitting next to Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share, from Washington, DC to Denver. He was returning home after a speaking engagement and I was heading to Colorado for a leadership camp/mission trip hybrid... read more

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself

You may have developed a list of resolutions for the New Year, or set goals for your ministry, but have you planned for a little personal development? Your ministry, your work, will only be as solid as YOU are.  So why not invest in your ministry AND yourself? I’m here... read more

What’s A Day Off?

It was my first youth ministry job interview. During the month of March, in my last semester of seminary, I drove to Cincinnati to meet with the church’s administrative board. We talked about the usual kinds of issues, like how to counsel teens, my vision and strategy, and how to... read more