I am happy to announce that I’ll be leading an independent Biblical study trip to Israel in May of 2020. I have been leading trips to Israel since 2008 and believe that it is the best way for a modern reader of the Bible to understand how the culture, geography, and history of the Land influences our understanding of the Scriptures. It is an amazing experience and one that will not only help you learn, but will also encourage your faith to grow.
If you’re interested in joining us, you can get information, itinerary, and register here. If you’ve been wanting to visit Israel with your friends or your family, this is one of the more affordable and ‘hands-on’ way to go.
If you can’t make it this year, but would be interested in being notified of other Biblical study tours I lead, please fill out my contact form here. If you have questions, leave a comment below!
For most of us, our relationship with the church is fairly … complicated.
Most of the time we love it: Church is our place of worship, our place of remembrance, our place of fellowship. It is a source of support in time of need, encouragement when we are weary and direction when we have gone astray. It’s our family!
But, like any family, sometimes it gets tough: there’s conflict, there’s disappointment, there’s division and there’s sin. There are seasons when we are out of sync with one another and we just can’t seem to get on the same page.
Christmas is the season of peace. It overtakes us every year like some kind of unexplainable euphoria just about the time the Thanksgiving leftovers have run out. The weather turns colder, we decorate our homes, pumpkin is (finally) replaced with peppermint and Nat King Cole sings our favorite Christmas carols once again. Christmastime swallows us up in acts of giving, extensions of kindness and singing songs of joy, hope and peace.
I had the privilege of speaking at Frisco Bible Church over Labor Day weekend. I delivered an expository sermon on James 1:2-8 entitled “The Difficulty of Maturity”. The video is below; you can download the audio here.