Hi, I’m Jeff. I’m a pastor and ministry leader with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of ministry contexts across five states. I’m passionate about flourishing local churches that make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I think Bible engagement is central to the health and vitality of individual Christians as well as local churches. That’s why I’m excited to work with Tyndale Bibles to develop new Bibles that will help believers and seekers to meet God in the pages of His Word.
In this space I’ll write about the Bible, discipleship, and the local church. This is my place to think out loud. I hope you’ll find something helpful here.
The world seems like it’s on fire. As I write my extended family is mourning the untimely death of a son, husband, father, and brother. Ukraine is valiantly trying to bear up under the yoke of Russian aggression. The United States has suffered another State of the Union address–the ultimate in artificial celebrations. This all […]
Several years ago now, my Mom sent me a devotional book out of the blue. I grew up reading My Utmost for His Highest, but it had been more than a decade since I’d moved on from that veretable classic of evagenlical devotion. Over the years, I’ve found that I don’t like many devotional books. […]
These are my sermon notes for August 1, 2021. This is the first sermon in a series on the letter to the Colossians, Christ Over All. Colossians: Christ Over All Thanksgiving for the Colossians Colossians 1:1-8 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy […]
CNN reports that the founding pastor of Hillsong Church maintains that whether or not to receive a COVID vaccine is a personal choice to be made in consultation with healthcare providers. This comes in the context of a church member (who was only 30) dying from COVID-related pneumonia. Read the article here. I’m not entirely […]
Parliamentary procedure often gets a bad rap. For most people it’s a boring set of rules that govern meetings that no one wants to be at in the first place. I first came across parliamentary procedure while in High School. I was a delegate to Nevada Boys State, and we learned about a thing called […]