What does it mean to be a naturally supernatural person? This is a question I’ve been exploring for decades. So on this morning of 2019 I found myself reflecting on that question yet again. Here’s what I’ve come up with… so far. I’m coming to understand...

There’s nothing like New York City during the Christmas season. There’s a certain magic to it. But it’s also one of the most congested places on earth. Even if you’ve done crowds in other cities, you have to channel your inner farm animal and be...

We’re in the Advent season and soon we’ll be celebrating the event that changed the world forever – the birth of Christ. In my last post we got into the Christmas spirit by imagining what it would be like to have an advent of our own…...

Advent isn’t a word we normally use. It means the awaited arrival of something momentous. Traditionally, the Church calls the period leading up to Christmas, the Season of Advent. So, what if this Christmas you can experience an advent of your own? A momentous arrival...

What’s the likelihood that Jesus would hang out at a bar? Pretty darn good if you ask me. For ten years the North Brooklyn Vineyard (now Vineyard One) hosted a gathering every Sunday evening at the Trash Bar, best known for its PBRs, tator tots,...

Scripture tells us, “Our life is lived by faith. We do not live by what we see in front of us.” (2Corinthians 5:7) I would add to that, “… or by what you feel”.   We live in the day and age of feelings. Feelings rule us....

As I’ve been preparing a teaching on the subject of power encounters, I’ve had a pastoral concern: How to handle them in light of the inclination of some believers to drift away from genuine, credible gospel living into sensationalism. So I thought I’d write about...

I recently had coffee with a pastor who was bemoaning the fact that his congregation was stuck in the doldrums. He complained to me about their absence passion and lack of motivation which he blamed this on busyness and the lack of margin in their...

Walter Brueggemann, eminent Old Testament scholar wrote, “The Christian life is not an accomplishment or an achievement, it’s a gift by the one who is able to give good gifts.”The thing is, this all depends on us conceding that everything originates with and is initiated...