Light and the Beauty of Christmas

Monday night the Caston family went out for my 49th birthday dinner.  Afterward, we toured a neighborhood in Cumming, GA that is known for its holiday lights. Here is our favorite that we proclaimed the “winner.” It’s not full-scale Griswold-esque, but it is still impressive. As we drove through the winding neighborhood with what seemed … Continue reading Light and the Beauty of Christmas

Intervention

This is the final message in the Creekstone sermon series in James, The Gospel for Real Life. Listen:  About four years ago, I was approached by three different members of the Creekstone staff about an issue that had them deeply concerned. They had not collaborated or discussed this issue with each other. Their concern wasn’t … Continue reading Intervention

6 Reasons Why You Should Attend Gathered Worship Every Sunday

It seems to be an increasing phenomenon that more and more professing Christians consider joining with other believers on Sundays for worship to be an optional aspect of their life as disciples of Jesus. "I was up late on Saturday night." "The kids have soccer games on Sunday mornings." "We watched a service on TV." … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Should Attend Gathered Worship Every Sunday

George O’Leary, Johannes Haushofer, and Resume Righteousness

In 2001, Georgia Tech head coach, George O'Leary, left the Yellow Jackets to take over as head coach for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. A few days after he was hired, inaccuracies were discovered in his resume'. The resume stated that O'Leary had earned three letters in football at the University of New Hampshire. … Continue reading George O’Leary, Johannes Haushofer, and Resume Righteousness

Unconditional Surrender: The Key to Freedom, Peace, and Joy

This is message #9 in the Creekstone sermon series in James, The Gospel for Real Life. Listen:  An episode of the NPR radio program This American Life follows several people currently living what they call “Plan B.” As part of the show, host Ira Glass asked a room of hundred people to think back to the beginning … Continue reading Unconditional Surrender: The Key to Freedom, Peace, and Joy