A Pastoral Response to the SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

As lead pastor for Creekstone Church, I would like to provide some perspective for our faith community on how I am processing the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-gender marriage. Regardless of your present position on the issue, please read to the end, knowing that there is so much more I would like to say. I trust … Continue reading A Pastoral Response to the SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Pastoral Reflections on Tullian Tchividjian’s Pastoral Tragedy

Until recently, Tullian Tchividjian served as Lead Pastor for Coral Ridge PCA in Ft. Lauderdale. He also founded Liberate, a ministry that existed to connect God's inexhaustible grace to an exhausted world. On Sunday it was announced to Coral Ridge that he and his wife had succumbed to extramarital affairs and that he had resigned as pastor. Subsequently and … Continue reading Pastoral Reflections on Tullian Tchividjian’s Pastoral Tragedy

Moving from Virtue to Grace / Matthew 23:25-26

The Lutheran professor, Dr. G. Ferdie, said, "The gospel is not a movement from vice to virtue, but rather, a movement from virtue to grace." The idea is that when exposed as a sinner (our vice), we naturally attempt to become virtuous (i.e., we try to "be good" or at least be better). The big problem … Continue reading Moving from Virtue to Grace / Matthew 23:25-26