Up Off the Mat

One of the things that I appreciate about Restoration is the diversity. Round Rock is, generally speaking, pretty diverse anyway, but what I mean is that we seem to connect with a pretty wide demographic. We have many different cultural and ethnic expressions in our church as well as a wide age range. And the…

Nice Body

This past Sunday, I shared a “theology of the body” sourcing out of 3John. John, @TheElder is writing through short message service (SMS) to his friend @Gaius. He says to he says, uh… Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well…

Men’s Vacation: Sacred Friendships

I’m finally recovered enough to report on what happened at Men’s Vacation, our retreat that was this past weekend in Glen Rose, TX. Fourteen men took time away from their work and families to drive up and create space for new friendships to form. Before we left, many of these guys didn’t really know each…

Recalculating

I was sitting at lunch talking with a friend about the concept of repentance. While that sounds like a way heavy lunch conversation, you should know that one of my hobbies is to break down church-y concepts like that so that they retain their teeth but are more naturally connecting to regular life. Sometimes, I…