Hi. My name is Adam. This is my blog. I like to think of it as a place where Life and Doctrine meet.

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That One Time I Spoke with Tim Keller
July 7, 2017
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A while back my publisher The Good Book Company put together an event where I got to dish with Tim Keller and Richard Coekin on urban church planting. Here’s the vid.  
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3 Lessons from Papa Bill
March 18, 2017
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3 Lessons from Papa Bill
I loved my Papa Bill. This week, after 86 years of life, his body gave way to the entropy of time. When I found out the end was near I got in my car and drove to Florida from Boston. Normally I don’t make that trip by car, but having just been hit with a […]
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The Devil is Real. The Bible is True. The Work Remains.
February 20, 2017
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The Devil is Real. The Bible is True. The Work Remains.
Yesterday was one of those days. One of those days you’re startlingly reminded that God has a real enemy, and he hates you. I arrived to church yesterday and, for no reason at all, my back went out. I could hardly stand. On the way into the building, my daughter was nearly run over by someone […]
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The Headache and Hope of Multi-Ethnic Ministry
February 7, 2017
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This post was one I wrote for my pals over at The Gospel Coalition. Recently my denomination of churches, Every Nation, gathered for our global get-together in Cape Town, South Africa. There was a tangible buzz in the air among the 5,000 or so delegates. Most striking was the diversity of the room. As the conference opened, a […]
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Football, Fellowship, and Farces
February 6, 2017
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Football, Fellowship, and Farces
I love John Piper. His book Desiring God, stirred in me a passion to pursue pleasure in the person and work of Jesus Christ probably more than anyone. Admonishing us to not waste our lives on the frivolity and farces popular culture offers, his focus on the message of desiring God above all has been so refreshing — […]
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5 Ways to Help Refugees Right Now
January 30, 2017
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5 Ways to Help Refugees Right Now
There’s a lot of chatter on social media about President Trump’s executive action. So, in an effort to turn passion into Kingdom action, I humbly submit for your consideration five steps we can take right now to be helpful toward this cause: Donate A lot of great, godly charities are funneling money and resources to […]
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How To Behave Online. Or Not.
January 27, 2017
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How To Behave Online. Or Not.
These last few months have been a harrowing time to be online. If you’re social media savvy, chances are you’ve gotten sucked into scrolling through political, social, sexual, and moral filth. And, if you’ve gotten sucked into the any of the aforementioned nonsense, you’ve probably seen your fellow follower of Jesus step in it a time […]
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Of Discipleship and Destiny
December 3, 2016
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Of Discipleship and Destiny
It was a fresh, autumn day. “Fresh” is that euphemism that Scots use to describe utterly terrible, grey, rainy weather that most other places in the world would deride. Call it a coping mechanism. Anyway, it was fresh with a bit of sun that day. I just moved to Edinburgh with my wife, our three-month-old daughter, […]
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Four People Who Encouraged Me Yesterday
November 10, 2016
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I found encouragement in four very unlikely places yesterday. Donald Trump On my way into work I listened to Trump’s victory speech. It was humble, and I was frankly stunned. He said nice things about Mrs. Clinton. NICE THINGS. His words were a welcome contrast to the divisive and ugly things he’s said in the past. […]
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7 Things Christians Must Not Do After the Election
November 9, 2016
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7 Things Christians Must Not Do After the Election
My fellow Christian Americans, Last night, Donald Trump won the election and will become the 45th President of The United States of America. This mourning — I mean, morning — I saw a lot of sad, angry, rude, happy, anxious, fearful posts and faces. I was disappointed months ago when the nominating process was over because […]