Monthly Archives: April 2015

LPCVAN MUSIC: Five Records To Tell Your Friends About

I love music. I love writing it, I love listening to it, and I love discovering it. As a Music Pastor, much of my week is spent sitting between two speakers and letting a song hit my face in stereo. … Continue reading

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For Tomorrow We Die

My daughter Amelia loves Winnie the Pooh. She sings along to every song and mimics every character. At 2 and a half years old, her Eeyore impression is priceless. She lowers her voice and gets a serious look on her … Continue reading

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Pastors, Stop Calling Your Wives Hot

My tipping point came in the fall of 2013. I was sitting in a youth conference with 600+ youth pastors and screaming teenagers. The hip speaker took the stage with his ultra skinny jeans and 80’s thick-rimmed glasses. He opened … Continue reading

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How Do You Know If You’re Saved?

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we … Continue reading

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From Death to New Life

Today is Easter Sunday, and close to 20 people are getting baptized at LifePoint Church in a few hours. Why are they doing this? What does it mean when people get baptized? Why is this a big deal?! Well let’s break down … Continue reading

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Godless and Unhappy

Last week I blogged on the Wall Street Journal article that ranked the Portland Metro area as the most “godless city in America.” I also talked about this in my sermon on Sunday, and the response from LifePoint was as … Continue reading

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