I recently asked a woman who I deeply love to marry me. If you would have told me three years ago that I would be engaged — and who the woman would be — I would have laughed and offered a friendly wager of everything I had that this would not happen. This journey … Continued

It was Father’s Day last week and I’m still thinking about it. I am encouraged that there seems to be a larger spotlight shining on how important father figures are in our world. While staffing an initial weekend with Carl Sutter, a key leader in The Crucible Project’s Colorado community, I heard him say: “Fathers … Continued

  The iconic picture above is on the eve of D-Day, June 6, 1944, of which this year marks the 72nd anniversary.  General Dwight Eisenhower is meeting with paratroopers from 101st Airborne Division, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Regiment, Company E. The man whose face is just above Ike’s thumb is William E. Hayes. He’s my … Continued

How do you define worship? Is it something you do on Sunday mornings at a church, or is it something different? Several years ago, I heard a unique definition of worship given in a sermon.  And ever since then my perspective on worship has changed. The definition is this: Worship is whatever happens after knowing … Continued

Today, I am sick. I have a cold, a stupid cold. And it’s not respecting my schedule of things I need to get done. So today I want to talk briefly about men, illness, and their bodies.   And about how men respond to being sick by withdrawing themselves from God’s love and mercy. Have you ever … Continued