The Danger of Mission Drift

One of the greatest dangers facing the Church today is mission drift. It is not unique to the Church but it is especially devastating when it poisons the community of God’s people. Mission drift is something every organization experiences; it’s slowing drifting from your core mission over a period of time and through a varietyContinue reading “The Danger of Mission Drift”

What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

This past Sunday we begin a brand new teaching series at Renovation Church through the Book of Acts. For the first message, I had the honor of teaching through Acts 1:1-8. In Acts 1:4-5, Jesus makes a remarkable promise to His disciples: “While he was with them, he commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but toContinue reading “What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?”

How To Interpret the Book of Acts

This past Sunday at Renovation Church, we started a new teaching series through the Book of Acts. We will continue preaching verse-by-verse through this fascinating narrative on the early church, take a short break for a Christmas series, and then return to the book in early January. One of the major things we must comprehendContinue reading “How To Interpret the Book of Acts”

Research… Dissertation… Transformation

It has been awhile since I have written a blog post. In the last month alone we have moved into a new home and welcomed a new baby into the world. In the midst of all this (good) busyness, I took a 2-month leave from my doctoral work at Sioux Falls Seminary. Now that thingsContinue reading “Research… Dissertation… Transformation”