The Sanctification Gap

The Sanctification Gap

The call to die is really a call to experience life the way we were meant to.


There is a gap of action and desire in Christian holiness today. The Christian is called to follow Jesus, become more like Him, and die to self. Most Christians know that God is calling them to live a life of holiness and submission to Christ, yet few actually act on these desires. This is what we call the “sanctification gap.”

How #BlackWomen Saved Evangelicalism

How #BlackWomen Saved Evangelicalism

For Black Christians, sexual harassment and assault are as much of a gospel issue as abortion.


The Alabama Senate election was many things to many people, but one of them impacts evangelicals directly. You see, yesterday’s election was a monumental moment for evangelicalism.

Young Leaders Embrace the Idea of Hero Making

Young Leaders Embrace the Idea of Hero Making

Young leaders measure success differently.


“We are looking for 50 church planters who we can help to plant 50 new churches in and around the city of Atlanta.”

Apocalypse Now? Evangelicals and a Raw Deal at Raw Story

Apocalypse Now? Evangelicals and a Raw Deal at Raw Story

Raw Story claims that a state senator “predicts Trump’s Jerusalem embassy decision may usher in Armageddon.” But, he didn't.


Over the weekend, we witnessed yet another example of a visible (Christian) public leader saying something foolish. It was one more example in a long line of Christians saying stupid things that make the rest of us look bad.

Or was it?

The Power of the Spoken Word [Gospel Life Podcast]

The Power of the Spoken Word [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?

How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?

Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul.


I am white.

And I am part of a community of ethnically diverse women who come together each year for five days for a spiritual retreat. This spiritual practice is life-giving, stretching, and enriching. Although I work in correctional ministry alongside a very diverse group of people, prior to this group, I did not have any close friends who were ethnically diverse.

Saturday is for Seminars and Church Signs

Saturday is for Seminars and Church Signs

16 shopping days till Christmas


December and January Speaking Engagements

Here are a few places I will be the next couple of months, and then some church signs for you!

December 2017

I’m at Moody Church all Sundays, including morning and evening on Christmas Eve, except these Sundays:

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 2)

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 2)

Call. Context. Commission.


Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)

Call. Context. Commission.


We live in a moment of cultural turmoil in the West, perhaps particularly in the United States. The shift to a post-Christendom age means that we as Christians need to rediscover our mission and identity as the people of God in a place that is increasingly foreign and, at times, hostile. This is different from the culture most of us came of age in, and it is one many did not expect to have arisen so quickly.

Is There a Place at the Table for Leaders with Mental Illness? I Think So.

Is There a Place at the Table for Leaders with Mental Illness? I Think So.

Depression is an illness. Like diabetes.


Pastor Bill Lenz, founder and pastor of Christ the Rock Community Church, took his own life Monday afternoon. Here is what Christ the Rock CC said in a public announcement:

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