Leadership Summit

On my flight back from speaking at the Leadership Summit and then at Crossroads Church in Cincinnati. I’m pretty tired, but enjoying chillin to the latest Cold Play (very different but very good! IMHO. I saw them live at ACL–amazing). I’m thanking God for keeping me calm and helping me not freak out about speaking…

Our Global Village

It felt good to be back teaching Sunday morning. I feel like the Lord answered many of your prayers—those who were praying I’d feel restored and refreshed—thanks, I do! I’m always wiped out Sunday afternoon after teaching three services, but ironically, I find what helps me recover best is to exercise. So I go play…

Does God Do Paintball?

I just got back from playing paintball with my son, Justin (who is the coolest kid ever). It was his friend Ben’s birthday party, but get this—Ben invited me to his party! “I’ve played nerf guns with Justin’s dad—he’s fun—let’s invite him.” Can you get a better compliment? So Justin and I suited up for…

The One Thing

I’m convinced we’ve made Christian spirituality way too complicated. Go to any church, even Gateway, and there’s so much going on—so much activity, so many different messages—it’s sometimes hard to figure out what’s most important. It’s actually scandalously simple according to Jesus himself. When he was hanging out with his closest followers at the home…