Trinity Western University

Here is a copy of a brief statement I presented today at the Evangelical Free Church of America's ONE Conference in New Orleans regarding Trinity Western University. I am not smart enough to actually write anything down ahead of time, so I think this is the reconstruction of it, essentially…

Helping the Spiritually Hungry

I am spiritually hungry. That might be a strange statement coming from a man who has been a follower of Jesus for nearly forty years, pastoring one of the largest churches in a three-state region. But it is true. I am spiritually hungry, and I suspect you are too. Whether…

Crazy Sex: Embracing God’s Best in a World Gone Crazy

Over the past couple of years since we at Bethel Church in Fargo, North Dakota, experienced a brief but important sermon series entitled, "Crazy Sex: Embracing God's Best in a World Gone Crazy," people have been asking if I might amplify that series in book form. Well . . .…

The Cry of the Warrior-Poets

Stop for just a moment. Ask yourself from what it is the Lord has set you free. Was it the scaring shame of deep-seated sin? Was it a relationship that was once spiraling out of control, now healed and thriving? Was it a season of depression or anxiety that you thought…

Are the Puzzle Pieces Continuing to Fall in Place?

CNN has just posted a breaking news story about the Turkish government now confronting anti-government protestors with tear-gas and water cannons. While these protestors are supposedly frustrated by the islamification of what they would like to see remain a generally secular society, rumor has it that the real force behind…

The Lord is My Portion

Psalm 73 offers a remarkable glimpse into the authentic heart of a man named Asaph whose role as a worship leader in King David's court was serious and influential. His struggle? That the so-called wicked seemed to get away with being wicked, while he muddled through trying to be a…