Author archive: Adam

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The Shining Men
November 16, 2017
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In shining cities made of gold, shining men were kings, They made the art, the songs, the shows, and dimmer men believed, That all was gold and shined quite bright, in citadels so strong, None could believe or dream that all gold would go wrong. As time went by the gold grew faint, and needed fresh […]
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How to Not Hear the Holy Spirit
September 16, 2017
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How to Not Hear the Holy Spirit
“I feel like the Lord is leading me to do it.” Those were my friend’s parting words to me. I told him not to follow this leading, but he’d had an experience he “really felt was from the Lord.” I tried to explain what the Bible had to say about his choice. In fact, many […]
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Call Evil What it Is
August 14, 2017
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Call Evil What it Is
This was from a message I preached at Grace City Church. It was an outdoor service and the audio is a bit messy, but you can hear it here. “Well you know what the problem is?” She said. Silence hung in the air as this matronly, southern hostess spoke. It was the day after Thanksgiving, and we were […]
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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 […]