How to Make Gospel Coffee

How to Make Gospel Coffee

We're going back to elementary school for a minute. Somewhere around 4th-grade you learned about mixtures and solutions. Small disclaimer, in case you didn't know, I'm not a chemist (surprise!). Yet, I know that some of you are. I may explain this far too simple, but I hope you still get my point.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that you have been heard. Countless times, I walked into the house as a young father and called for my wife, Kelly, to help me with something. If I couldn’t get a response, I immediately looked at the children and asked, “Where’s your mother?” Regardless of the reason that I needed her, I really wanted to know that I had been heard.

My Own Worst Enemy

My Own Worst Enemy

I'm back at it with my super relevant song tie-ins. This week I'm going to the, often confused with Blink-182, recently turned country, pop-punk band Lit. I couldn't be more cutting edge, right? I think I've discovered a new type of dadism. You have dad jokes, dad reflexes, and now dad song references.

The Various Trials of LeBron James

The Various Trials of LeBron James

If you watched our Celtics get beat by the Cavaliers last week, you probably have very little love for Lebron. Although it was really amazing to see a young Celtics team give LeBron a run for his money, the pure talent and maturity of James and the Cavs won out.

In game one of the 2018 NBA finals, Lebron James put up 51 points…

Hachiko the Devoted Dog

Hachiko the Devoted Dog

If someone were to tell me that Boston had more dogs in it than children, I wouldn't be surprised. If Boston loves dogs, I think JP loves them even more. Don't have a dog? A stroll down Centre Street will give plenty of dog watching opportunities, and it's not hard to understand why people love their dogs so much. Dogs can become great companions. There is a reason we call them, "Man's best friend." They're fun, rewarding, and loyal.

Is Heavenly Treasure Bitcoin?

Is Heavenly Treasure Bitcoin?

There is a section in Matthew 6 where Jesus starts talking about what we should really live for. What Jesus says is, "Don’t store up for yourselves treasures on earth... But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven" (Matthew 6:19–20). Which got me thinking, what is heavenly treasure?

Hey, Take It Easy!

Hey, Take It Easy!

For the past three weeks, we have explored who created work, why work matters, and how to know what job God wants you to take. As one person told me this week at Community Group, "You guys have me thinking about work all the time now!" You'll be happy to know we're shifting the conversation from work to rest. Now that's something you can support…

The Will of God in a Cup of Espresso

The Will of God in a Cup of Espresso

A first-year MBA student felt for years that God was calling him to "More." And to be honest, after years of schooling he wasn't even sure he wanted to be in the business world. During this time, to make ends meet, he was working at a local coffee shop making cappuccinos and americanos. One day, during a long shift, he took a break and ordered an espresso hoping it would give him the energy...

Your Dream Job

Your Dream Job

I found your perfect job. No, seriously. Hear me out. Netflix is hiring, and I'm not talking about a coding position. They're hiring what is called an "Editorial Analyst of Original Content." Which is a really professional sounding title for...

Jesus, The Resurrectionist

Jesus, The Resurrectionist

For the past year and a half, we’ve lived next to the graveyards in the Forest Hills/Woodbourne area. When your house is essentially in the graveyard district you can’t be scared of graveyards or you’d never leave.  So, I’ve had to work through some things. I’ve become more comfortable staring at death almost every day. Those gravestones are a constant reminder that I’m not promised tomorrow. They have pushed me to think about life a little differently… and do more research on weird things I see in the graveyard.

What Does Red Look Like To a Blind Person?

What Does Red Look Like To a Blind Person?

Have you ever fallen down a Youtube black hole? Yeah, you have... you know what I'm talking about. It draws you in and there is little that can break you away from its gravitational pull. Every once and a while this happens to me, and it's not always as bad as I made it sound. Sometimes I happen upon some a gem. One day while clicking through Youtube videos I found the fascinating "Tommy Edison Experience" channel.

More Scared Than I?

More Scared Than I?

Some of you may already know that before living in North Carolina, I was born and raised in Western New York. Think 2 hours southeast of Buffalo near the Pennsylvania border. I still have family in the area and so about every two years, we have been spending a week in the summer at Allegany state park for a camping trip where we stay in rustic cabins (meaning no plumbing) and just enjoy the great outdoors in between visits with family.