New City Church is launching!

New City Church has been meeting together now for around a year, and we feel now is the time for us to become a “real” church and do the whole public launch thing. I’ve read lots of books over the years about how a church plant’s public launch should go. But thankfully I’ve forgotten most of…

Christians, get back into your comfort zone!

I don’t understand why my fellow Christians are always begging people to leave their comfort zone. It’s one of those things you hear repeated so often in Christian circles that you’d think it’s gospel. But, is it? Is being comfortable a bad thing? Isn’t the Holy Spirit’s ministry as our Comforter, to comfort us — despite…

Fish drink, but should Christians?

I recently received emails from two separate people asking my view on Christians and alcohol. Within days, I also noticed this article making the rounds on social media. Then, a co-worker asked what I thought about the same subject (as well as Colorado’s recent green light on recreational marijuana use – but that’s for another…

Five Things Christians Should Stop Saying In 2014

This post was borne out of things I often hear and conversations I’ve had with friends both Christian and non-Christian over the years about some of the things Christians say over and over. Heck, I’ve said most everything on this list at one point. Have you ever noticed that we Christians have lots of buzzwords…