BOOKS

Out In Front by Kirk Gilchrist

My dear friend and senior pastor just released his latest book this week, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him and for those who read it. It’s chalk-full of hard hitting life lessons, glacial nuggets of wisdom, and often startling arguments to some of church culture’s more common assumptions—ones Read more…

culture

The Extreme Tendency

Was it the best burger you ever had? Is Chevy terrible when compared to Ford? Does Marvel kick DC’s butt? We humans are funny things. In wrestling with viewpoints and opinions we tend to be quite diametric in nature. We believe we can only be passionate, and only be right, Read more…

business

Make Your City Rejoice

Have you ever been excited to realize that you’re living something out in real life that you saw modeled in scripture? My friend, Senior Pastor and business partner, Kirk Gilchrist, texted me this article early this morning: Watertown-Fort Drum Ranks as 5th Best Micropolitan Area Based on Economic Strength After Read more…

culture

Thumbtacks That Matters

In the heat of personal criticism, have you ever crossed your arms and concluded, “Their opinion just doesn’t matter”? I have. The rub is that – while we hate to admit it – opinions do matter. In fact, they matter a great deal. Saying someone’s opinion doesn’t matter, whether it’s Read more…

news

Resurrection of Soul

I’ve been struck with the idea this morning that for all our natural solutions to life’s problems, most of which are valid and have genuine motives and wide-reaching implications, they still fall short of the ultimate answer, which is supernatural. “People don’t need a change of mind, they need a Read more…