“Totally Connected & Yet Lonely” A Three Minute Look At Our Facebook Friendships

We know more about each other and our world than any other era in human history.

We are as connected as ever
but also as lonely as ever.

 

This three-minute video takes a fun and sobering look at our online lives.

 

 

“STRANGER THINGS” How Getting Bored At Church Can Kill You!

A big reason I love the Bible is it doesn’t edit out the “stranger things.

I spoke this past weekend at Parkview Christian Church in Chicagoland about what can happen when a person gets bored with their church and faith.  How getting bored can cause you to “fall out” of faith and church. And that can oftentimes lead you to die.

But the good news is …
all it often takes to restore the life of a person
who has “fallen out” is for
someone to put their arms around them!

 

This message could be for you, a co-worker, class-mate, neighbor, kids or grandkids …

Check it out and learn the unique lessons from Eutychus in Acts chapter 20 as he “LITERALLY ” falls out of church!

 

4 Safe Places To Admit Your Junk!

I just launched the “BAGGAGE” series at Parkview Christian Church. Parkview is a multi-site church of 9,000 weekend attenders in the Chicago-land area.  I am honored to be part of the teaching team and find myself traveling from Huntington Beach, California to be with the Parkview crew 12-15 weekends a year.

In the first 10 minutes of this message I littered the stage with about 50 FOLDERS and I told a story of an event that occurred 8 years ago and changed the rest of my life. The bottom line …

WE ALL HAVE FOLDERS!

We all have crap in our past to get past.

So how do we do that?

In this message I talk about 4 safe places to admit your junk.

Check it out.

 

 

The first Christmas from Heavens Perspective

This is the week we remember that God became man and sent us HOPE in the form of a soft skinned baby named Jesus.

It is common during this Christmas season to consider what Jesus did from the vantage point and writings of Matthew or Luke in the Bible as they tell us about Mary and Joseph, the wise men, the shepherds, innkeeper, angels and Herod.

But I would like us to consider for a moment what Jesus did at Christmas from the vantage point of heaven.

Let’s “Unwrap Hope” from the perspective of heaven.

 

Philippians 2:5-11

 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere

This past weekend at Parkview Christian Church in the Chicagoland area I shared this message about many world religions. Including Christianity, Jehovah Witness, Mormonism, Islam, Hinduism and Scientology.

If you have have been told by a friend or family member or thought to yourself …

  • As long as your a good person, you’ll be fine.
  • All paths pretty much end up at the same place.
  • All religions are basically the same.

I want to encourage you to watch this 40 minute message.

Truth > Sincerity

 

Tuesday w/ TED: Simon Sinek

 

TED (Television, Entertainment & Design) Talks have become synonymous with creativity and always address very unique subjects in curious ways. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

In this new year I will spend many Tuesday Mornings w/ TED. When I find an exceptional talk I will share it with you.

This talk by Simon Sinek is one of my favorites and it ranks #3 on the all time TED Talk list with over 20,000,000 views.

Here are some learnings from Simons talk.

Continue reading “Tuesday w/ TED: Simon Sinek”

The Story of Christmas In Five Minutes

I traveled with our video crew to Minnesota to create this short film for Christmas Eve services.

People often wonder “how” God did what He did.

How did God become man? And the truth is I have no idea “how” He did what He did.

But as this short film shows … I do know for certain “why” He did what He did!

Merry Christmas, Friends.

It’s going to be a very curious New Year!