Riverside Youth

What an opportunity that to be back at my old stomping grounds, Riverside Church, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. After being away for 5 years, it was eerily familiar yet new and fresh. It made me feel oddly old, seeing now upperclassmen that weren’t old enough for youth group when I was last there. What an honor it was to be trusted …

Camp Nakamun Young Adults Retreat

Just in time to miss the small heat wave we got in Minnesota, I got to spend a weekend up at Camp Nakamun in Edmonton. This Young Adults retreat was an absolute blast. From incredible staff, the 100+ young adults in attendance, the sound of hockey being played outdoors during all hours, every day was an absolute blast. The theme, …

ABA Jr High Retreat

This weekend I was honored to be speaking at the Alberta Baptist Association Jr. High Retreat at Camp Caroline. With over 260 Jr. High Students, I gave 4 messages around the theme of excavation. We first explored excavation as a process of removing the old foundation so we could build a new foundation. When construction on the US Bank Stadium …

It’s Not What, It’s Who

God cares more about who you pursue than what you pursue. Grant me the grace to be blunt with a statement: God doesn’t care what you do. Well, yes He does and no He doesn’t. God loves you, has a calling on your life, and is sovereign. He doesn’t want you to sin and wants you to have a relationship …

Surviving The Desert

The desert is God’s classroom.1 This phrase and concept was hammered into me during my trip to Israel. God placed His people in a desert not to punish them, but to test their faith and teach them dependance on Him. Geographically, to survive in the desert, the Israelites depended on God. God promised to send rain, food, and protection for …

Divine Delays

Did you know that hockey is responsible for the invention of the airplane. . . really. Wilbur Wright was hit in the face with a hockey puck, lost some teeth, and needed many months to recover. This caused him to abandon his plans to attend Yale and allowed him to become a partner in his brother’s business. Prison is responsible …