Lenten Journey: The Lord’s Prayer (Part 1)

February 15, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

When Jesus’ disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, Jesus gave them them what we now call “The Lord’s Prayer” or “The Our Father.” Throughout Lent, we’ll be taking a long look this gift Jesus offered. It has been an anchor for me in my process. Perhaps it can be the same for you.we’ll … Read More

Lenten Journey: “Love Stronger Than Fear”

February 12, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

“May love be stronger in me than the fear of the pain that comes from caring.” – from “Prayer: 40 Days of Practice” Relationships very simply come with risk. Offering myself to another person means giving that person the opportunity to disappoint me, take advantage of me or hurt me. In that light, I am thankful … Read More

Lenten Journey: You’re Not Going To Get This Wrong

February 10, 2016Lent, News, Prayer

Halloween of 2014, my son was a superhero. He was four at the time and had picked out his own outfit, complete with a cape, striped socks and the letter “S” taped on his chest. The “S” stood for “Super Asa.” About an hour into the evening, he came to me downcast, saying that some … Read More

Lenten Journey Begins Wednesday

February 8, 2016Christianity, Lent, Prayer

Lent begins this Wednesday and I sincerely hope to have you on this Lenten Journey with me. If you or anyone you know would like to share in this, you can jump to this page, 

 click “Lent 2016” and “Submit.” FIRST THINGS FIRST: AN ASSUMPTION The introduction of “Prayer: 40 Days of Practice” reads, … Read More

Lenten Journey: Let’s Practice Lent Together

January 27, 2016Discipleship, Lent, Prayer

Lent begins in just two weeks and I’d love to journey through the season with you. Along with expanded content from the Prayer Book, I’ll be sharing practices, stories, insights, meditations, etc.. that are part of my Lenten journey and which I believe could be helpful in yours.   Some of that content will make … Read More

The Prayer Book

January 25, 2016Christianity, News, Prayer

I created this book, along with Scott Erickson, because we believe we pray because we are human, not because we are religious. Scott and I wanted to make something that helped provide language and imagery for the simple practice of connecting with God. This primal, human practice has become unnecessarily complicated by unhelpful expectations and bad culture. “Prayer: 40 Days … Read More

Prayer (part 4): When? Where? How Long?

October 29, 2015Discipleship, News, Prayer, Young Life

Originally posted at the Young Life Leader Blog, This is part of of a series written after my summer assignment as a speaker at Young Life Adventures. During that assignment, I was offered the gift of helping teenagers at the front end of their faith process work out language they found helpful. — When Should You Pray?  You … Read More

Prayer (part 3): Try This On For Size

October 15, 2015Discipleship, News, Prayer, Young Life

Originally posted at the Young Life Leader Blog, This is part of of a series written after my summer assignment as a speaker at Young Life Adventures. During that assignment, I was offered the gift of helping teenagers at the front end of their faith process work out language they found helpful. — My friend Frank used to … Read More

Prayer (part 2): The Lord’s Prayer

October 8, 2015Christianity, Discipleship, News, Prayer, Young Life

Originally posted at the Young Life Leader Blog, This is part of of a series written after my summer assignment as a speaker at Young Life Adventures. During that assignment, I was offered the gift of helping teenagers at the front end of their faith process work out language they found helpful.  — When Jesus’ disciples asked Jesus … Read More