Coming Together – March 28th, 2019

20 years ago I was a freshman at Texas A&M University and a member of the Corps of Cadets. The Corps of Cadets is a student military organization where nearly 40% of cadets will be commissioned in the United States Armed Forces. The other 60% or so would like myself go on to live civilian lives, but many of the … Read More

The Questioning Crowd – 2/22/2019

I believe one of the most difficult challenges presented to early followers of Christ was to love their enemies. In Luke 6:27-28 Jesus says, “But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” The most common human response to this is … Read More

The Expectant Crowd – 2/15/2019

It was my freshman year and a beautiful fall day on the Texas A&M campus, I was walking to my engineering 101 class when I heard the sound of chaos up ahead. As I approached the Memorial Student Center I noticed a crowd surrounding a table in Rudder Plaza. The university was handing out free “Maroon-out” t-shirts to students and … Read More

Pressing the Crowd – 2/8/2019

I have to admit something sort of strange about me. I get highly anxious around crowds, but not all crowds. I can very easily attend a Texas A&M football game where over 100,000 people are present, but going to the shopping mall on a busy day completely stresses me out. The frenzy and the crowd is not much different, yet … Read More

Greater Gifts: Being Needy – 1/27/2019

A few years back I had visited a young man in the hospital who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. It was one of the most challenging moments for me as a pastor, but that was nothing compared to what that young man and his family experienced. The young man shared his story with me and how although his diagnosis caught … Read More