Archive for the 'Church' Category


June 2nd, 2008

“Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me.” (Ex 23:14) The first is the “Feast of Unleavened Bread,” the Third is the “Feast of Ingathering.” This Sunday begins the middle celebration, which our English Bibles call, “The Feast of Weeks (Shavuot).”
One of the central features of the ‘Feast of […]

My Prayers These Days…

April 24th, 2008

These are some of the things I have been praying about these days.

Thankful. After 5 years living in Scotland and praying over the University of Glasgow I was finally invited to speak at the Christian Union. It was a great honour to be asked to speak and God seems to really have blessed […]


March 22nd, 2008

Almost 50 people, including children, converged in two shifts for a time of remembering Jesus’ fulfillment of the Jewish Passover at our home last evening. A powerful evening. Leah did a brilliant job both coordinating the meal as well as massively rewriting our Seder service. Here are a few pictures of a […]

Who Cares?

March 4th, 2008

These past few weeks of ‘silence’ have been some of the most challenging and personally enlightening days of Re:Hope. Times of tragedy and challenge can be profound in revealing what we are actually made of.
2 weeks ago, 25-year-old Chris Gaston died suddenly in his sleep without warning instantly stunning his family, our church, and […]

Preaching Jesus

February 11th, 2008

Two or three years ago Mike Strunk, of Christ’s Church Federal Way, Washington, gave me a simple book penned by John Piper entitled, “The Passion of Jesus Christ.” A more precise title would be, “50 Ways Jesus is Good News.” Each ‘chapter’ is a brief 2-page reflection on a specific verse that identifies […]

Boxing and Bits

January 23rd, 2008

Kellie and I are up to our eyeballs in boxes as we prepare to move flats!!!
I will be posting more about our church as we get back up and running in a week or two, but as for now you can pray for our transition as we up and move.
Some Church News Bits:
We had a […]

The Wonderful Crisis (A Long Praise)

January 9th, 2008

Sunday morning about 2 hours before church was to start on the 6th of January, in the cold Scottish winter, our temporary heater stopped working. The building’s heating system had been vandalized over a year ago and the estimated fixing costs were between £15,000-30,000 (30,000-60,000US) from a heating expert we paid to look over […]

So Sneaky…

October 23rd, 2007

I have become convinced our church is under the most subtle and dangerous of spiritual attacks and it is coming at the most sneaky of times. It comes at a time when we are growing, things seem to be thriving, people are excited, and the services are going well. On the one hand […]

Bible Study Methods and Owen

October 2nd, 2007

Mike Libolt and I have been putting together our church’s first ever Bible Study Methods Class. Here are some pictures of our first night.

BTW- Pray for my son Owen, he has hand-foot-mouth disease. Not a big deal, but he is pretty miserable. To read about it you can click HERE.


September 17th, 2007

One of the oddities of Re:Hope is the high amount of men who regularly attend, especially single men. It may be the only church in Glasgow with obviously more men than women on any given Sunday. It is not uncommon to hear people joke about our church being “Man Church.” I love […]