1. When you look at porn you do it because you feel like you are in control.
2. When you binge and purge you do it because you feel like you are in control.
3. When you talk smack about your leader you do it because you feel like you are in control.
Talk…disagree…walk…brew…call…”I can’t believe he”…hang up…control.
4. When you reply just one extra time on twitter/facebook to that ridiculously attractive married Read more.
There are lots of great people in the secular world who love Jesus but don’t go to church.
The church tries desperately to suck these great people out of their worldly communities and get them to go to church.
Which is good.
The church then tries desperately to convince these great people from the world who love Jesus that they should focus on getting into church community.
These great people in the secular world soon get wrapped up in church community and slowly Read more.
Today is the day.
It’s a day I release a record I didn’t think would actually every happen.
The last few years of my life have been a FIGHT and I know many of you are in the FIGHT of your lives right now.
It’s been a journey.
But these songs are songs that bring the truth of Jesus Christ and the victory we have in Him front and center.
Songs that I pray your Read more.
It was supposed to come out last October…
But it didn’t.
So we added extra goodness.
But tonight at midnight and all day tomorrow…
I put no qualms about it…
I’m gonna ask for you, the Ragamuffin Nation…
To flex like you have never flexed before.
Let’s get this record of Hope that came from a season of Despair in peoples hands.
For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against authorities and powers, against Read more.
“My wife and I have thought about adopting for a while.”
“I’ve always wanted to write a book.”
“I think I might ask her out.”
“Yea, next time I go to a show I’ll sponsor a Compassion child.”
“You know, I’m gonna finally tell my boss to chill out and treat us with respect.”
“Dude! The church I’m planting is going to feed the homeless every Saturday morning.”
“That’s it. I’m seriously going to drop everything and become a photographer.”
These are just a few of the Read more.
There are moments when you realize life is sprinting by you…
So instead of spending so much time chasing dreams…
Just stop and enjoy the one you are in…
It’s better that way…
It’s a hotter topic than health care reform.
Most people think they have it down.
I know I don’t.
I have a 10, 9, and 7 year old.
So far our deepest conversations have been about “Will it rain in heaven?”, “Can Jesus become invisible?”, and “Why is your tummy so big daddy?”
But I know the conversations will only get deeper.
I would like to know what you would do in this situation.
If you don’t Read more.
I’m releasing a record a week from today.
I’m going to be tweeting about it and Facebooking about it and begging all of you to do the same.
Because I poured blood sweat and tears into this record and during the making of it I almost lost it all.
And while standing on the Read more.