• Church, Sinners, and Hall of Fame

    this post originally appeared on ministrymatters.com I have to start with a confession. At the age of 34, I still thoroughly enjoy (and follow) the sports entertainment industry that is World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Yes, I know it’s fake. But as fake as it is, it’s still a lot more real than some of the… Continue Reading

  • Oh You Can’t Get to Heaven

    latest podcast episode! Ran into a song I learned as a kid that took on a different meaning for me 20 years later. (Come to think of it, I don’t know how you “run into a song”…) I’m a fairly decent negotiator. What gets in the way of being a great negotiator is my laziness.… Continue Reading

  • Words

    this post originally appeared on ministrymatters.com.  I was always careless with words. Always looking for the quick joke at the expense of others, more concerned with if the joke was funny than if it was hurting someone. After all, it’s just words. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,”… Continue Reading

  • For the Love of the Game

    I’ve hit a wall with the podcast. A wall I anticipated. Everything at one point loses its shininess; allure; newness… In the past week or so, every time I look at my evernote podcast notes, I sigh. In this current season, it feels more like work than a hobby. It’s important to remember you’re doing… Continue Reading

  • The Man, The Myth, the Legend: Andy

    Andy Mattick is the lead pastor of Simi Valley UMC stopped by my office and we talked about everything under the moon. Only half of that made it on to tape. So the parts that we could share, you can find it here.  Thank you for listening.

  • Setting a Good Example

    At the time of writing this, today was N’s first day of Transitional Kindergarten. I didn’t know what to expect (emotion-wise) when we’d drop him off at school. My parents remind me, quite often, that I bawled and refused to go in the classroom on the first day of Kindergarten. I remember other parents sharing… Continue Reading