Writings, Stories and Learnings 2016-12-12T10:19:37+00:00

January 2018

Heroes and Dreams

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Ignition|

This weekend we celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contribution to the social and political landscape of America. African-Americans celebrated the path he paved for justice and equality for America's black [...]

August 2017

Identity and Racial Tension

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Ignition|

In the wake of the incidents this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist rally (predictably) turned raucous and deadly, the country is suffering from an identity crisis. While mourning the unnecessary loss of [...]

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January 2017

Pillar One: Christ Is The Center

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Ignition|

It's a good practice to periodically remind ourselves why we do what we do. It's human nature to forget. This month, a new sermon series called "Own the Vision" will serve as a reminder for some, and an introduction [...]

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October 2016

ELEVATE Is On The Move!

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Ignition|

Welcome to the next phase of ELEVATE. If you haven’t heard, ELEVATE is a multi-church young adult ministry in Collin County. Our mission is to empower young adults toward Christian leadership, and we do that [...]

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February 2016

Surviving Valentine’s Day

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: Ignition|

Okay, so here's the deal. I'm not a really big holidays guy. I guess I'm a bit of a social contrarian, but I don't particularly like it when the masses of society tries to dictate [...]

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January 2016

A Not-So-New Beginning

By | January 4th, 2016|Categories: Ignition|

It's a new year. Again. Time to cast vision again. Time to inspire folks to want to be closer to God, again. To be a better lover of their neighbor, again. And to quit taking [...]

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October 2015

3 Ways To Avoid Being “Flaky”

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Ignition|

Everybody knows what most people say about young adults. That they are flaky, unreliable and short-sighted (among many other things). As a young adult minister, I can confirm such allegations as often true. I've had [...]

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Is Jesus Really God?

By | October 15th, 2015|Categories: ExploreGod, Ignition|

Can God be a man, and still be God? Is there really such a thing as a God-human? The idea is not as preposterous, or even as original, as you’d think. History shows us civilizations [...]

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Is Christianity Too Narrow

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: ExploreGod, Ignition|

The question of whether Christianity is (too) narrow is deceptive. Most difficult questions say something without saying it. Here's what I mean. Two people are asking this question. One who has decided Christianity (whatever that happens [...]

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