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Current Small Group Reflections

Two Years

Two years. Even if I absolutely hated everything about it, I was going to stay for two years. That’s the promise I made to myself before abandoning my life as a touring musician from the east coast to move to the middle of the country to be a part of this church in downtown Kansas City...
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Trusting God More Than Ourselves

As humans, we sometimes struggle to trust God more than we trust ourselves – I am guilty of it more often than not. In March of 2017, despite my fears, I decided to take a wobbly step towards placing my trust in God’s plan...
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Accepting Grace

One time I tried to baptize a three-year-old. I say “try” because it didn’t feel like my best and most proud moment as a pastor...
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Earlier Posts

Uniquely Made

Uniquely Made

At dusk one March evening I drove side by side with a train for about fifteen miles on my way home from Weston. I have to admit, my first thought in seeing the train next to me was, “I could totally beat this guy.” Yeesh, what is wrong with me that I instinctively want to prove I can go faster THAN A TRAIN?! I must be really desperate for a win…

Already; And Not Yet

Already; And Not Yet

John 11:17-44; there is a palpable tension in this scene. You can almost feel it when Martha confronts Jesus saying, “Lord, if you had been here my brother would not have died.” You see days before Lazarus’ death, word had been sent by Mary and Martha to Jesus that their brother was gravely ill…

Psalm 22 & Spiritual Somersaults

Psalm 22 & Spiritual Somersaults

Our spoken words are incantations casting spells upon our lives. I’m convinced of it. I think the Psalmist was, too. It’s why the Psalms are heralded as Scripture’s most transformative texts…

Wow, Thanks, Help

Wow, Thanks, Help

The prayer instructions found in James 5:13-20 teach us to pray in all circumstances. When we feel suffering, pray. When we feel joy, pray. When we are sick, pray. When we mess up, pray….

Praise & Cursing

Praise & Cursing

Let me set the scene… I am driving in my car. I am listening to Glory Revival or some other worship music. I am in the zone. I am trying to steady my heart and center myself within Christ. Suddenly a car comes speeding past me….

Body, Mind and Soul

Body, Mind and Soul

Have you ever considered the food on your plate to be a miracle?

Missional Life

Missional Life

After college, my understanding of missions and service was deepened.  I worked full time for the mission agency where my youth group had served several times.  I was blessed to be able to live alongside those I had served; they became my neighbors. This challenged my...

Where Your Treasure is, There Your Heart Will be Also

Where Your Treasure is, There Your Heart Will be Also

Every spring, I get a strong urge to go through my entire place and get rid of everything!  I don’t know if it’s a spring cleaning bug or what…but I want everything gone.  I think after a winter of mostly staying inside, I am ready for the clutter to go away and new...

Is your Bible collecting dust? You’re not alone.

Is your Bible collecting dust? You’re not alone.

Have you ever had a moment of inspiration or perhaps a New Year’s resolution to read the Bible? Maybe you even went out and bought one of those one-year Bibles or a 365-day devotional. But, if you are like me, no matter how determined your start and how sincere your...

Intermittent Fasting – Health Benefits

Intermittent Fasting – Health Benefits

We hope you’ve been able to press into the spiritual aspect of fasting this week and encourage you to reach out to us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/rezdowntown and let us know how it has been going! Maybe this week has been a struggle for you, or maybe you...

Fasting – Making Space for God

Fasting – Making Space for God

I have a hard time making space for God in my life. This has often been the case, but is best illustrated through an experience I once had. In college, I was first introduced to the spiritual discipline of fasting when the campus ministry I was part of did a week-long fast.  You read that right…a week-long, liquid-only, pray-your-guts-out fast….

Pink as Pancakes

Pink as Pancakes

My 6-year-old daughter, Linden, and I made pink pancakes for breakfast on Valentine’s Day. She was in charge of the red food coloring, and I stirred. (She would also like you to know that she is a very skilled pancake-flipper-overer.) With a spoon, I worked in the red...