Does God Speak to Us?

Have you ever “heard” from God? Even for those who don’t yet know God or have religious experiences often finding themselves hearing from or sensing some sort of divine presence. What should we do with those experiences? Discover more at www.ExploreGod.com

Come a little bit closer

Worship is a very important part of the ministry at Restoration. We are extraordinarily gifted by the commitment of our Worship Leader, James Jean, who has a reputation in the Austin-area as a talented singer/songwriter, a passionate follower of Christ and a mentor. James is also my friend. And it’s from that strength of our friendship…

ECC Annual Meeting

Check out the Livestream from Detroit as the Evangelical Covenant Church gathers for our annual meeting.

What is a church?

What intrigued me the most in my reading of the 3rd message thread from John (@TheElder) is the world of early church and how that model contrasts so much from what we know today. John is excited to have heard reports that his friend @Gaius is walking in the truth and loving well. He hears these reports…

Children’s Ministry Transition

Hello everyone, The other day, my boys blew me away when they were able to state the main theme for each book in the Old Testament! At that proud papa moment, I realized that I didn’t teach them this stuff! Once again, I was reminded of how grateful I am for David Gaddy and his…

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…

Disaster Relief–Oklahoma Tornado

THE LATEST FROM MIDSOUTH CONFERENCE FRIENDS IN OKC It’s the first Sunday after the tragic tornado of 5/20/13 struck Newcastle and Moore, OK. It’s also the Sunday or Memorial Day weekend. When thinking of those who lost lost their lives in heroic service to our nation, as well as those who lost their lives in last Monday’s tornado, as…

In, Through & Around

At our monthly council meeting and again at our weekly staff meeting, I asked everyone to share their responses to three questions: How is the Lord working IN you? How is He working THROUGH you? How is He working AROUND you? These questions might provide a helpful framework for a spiritual conversation between brothers and…

Hired Texas Job Club has relocated

With mutual rejoice and admiration for each other’s work in the Austin area, the Hired Texas Job Club has relocated to Grace Presbyterian Church on Gattis School Road in Round Rock. We have so much enjoyed our partnership with Hired Texas but am thankful that they were able to find a new home to continue…

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…