Lead Pastor @TheCityChurch, husband, father and golfer.
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My gorgeous nephew Everett McKinney - I call him EVY EV!
His mom and dad @amyannmckinney@wendelljake need to make 8 more babies when they look like this!
How's Your Soul Staaationnnn... possible titles for this segment "Thoughts from the Trail," "Almost Died," or... "So Chaffed"
Brothers. Love you @carllentz@justinbieber (We played the 13th hole together - the last golf hole my Dad ever played. I will never forget it...about 8 years ago...Dad hit it to 3 feet from the hole for birdie and said "Pick it up for me son I think I am done for the day, I'll end with a birdie.")
So much fun with the family at the GORGE last night, also so cool running into friends from our community. (Yes I wore a poncho)
@carllentz: "It's a blessing to have great friends...and it's a blessing to celebrate them when they do great things! this is a photo of @judahsmith preaching and me randomly standing up because that's typically my only response to his brilliant communication of the greatest news of all time: the gospel.. in related good news? We are both excited about @chrisdurso new book, released today, called "THE HEIST"... if you want to find out more about Gods grace, what it means, what it doesn't mean, why it matters.. this is for you. I know it will be a blessing in your life.. CHRIS DURSO: love you! A real one.. real friend, real NYC, real deal. #flyhigh ... #occupyallstreets
PS: if you have friends? Stand up for them.. always... no matter what. #occupyallstreets"
Studying the greatest story ever told to share some of it with our community tomorrow! (Oh ya and a tattoo snuck in the frame.)
CYC Camp starts this Sunday. We REALLY want you to come!! HAHA @jonfouquier or Randy Savage?? Register for camp at thecity.org
Happy Independence Day
LOVE YOU MY SON.
I LOVE COMMUNITY...can't wait to see you today church! (I actually typed out my notes today, very rare.)
We had a dinner date last night with our now teenager! THIRTEEN! I love you my son. You truly live the meaning of your name... Zion, a light that points the way!
We are in LA...can't wait to share the story of God with our community tonight at 8pm. #betterat70
Grace is a totally FREE gift.
Let us remember what Jesus has done for us on a regular basis!
Today on this Father's Day I cannot help but think about Philando Castile. No doubt injustice is everywhere in the world but I am here, living in the United States, and I am clearly called to stop injustice and change the lives of people around me.
I HAVE NOT ALWAYS DONE THAT. I need to change. In this country, hate, racism, prejudice and suppression predate us and no one person is to blame - but I can be ONE person who creates change. Hebrews 12:14 is a verse I have been thinking on for nearly two weeks. In this verse, the author connects the idea of holiness and getting along with each other. Of course the context is a church community. So if the definition of holiness based on this verse is to be in step with God, the author is clearly saying, how can you say you are holy, in step with God, when you are not even in step with the people around you?
We need authentic holiness that changes how we walk with each other, and even more specifically how we walk with those in pain. To walk with each other is to take time to understand each other's pain. Have I initiated and taken time to understand the pain of African American friends and community members that God has placed in my path? There is no change without understanding and there is no change without holiness.
What I witnessed last night as I watched my friend and brother for life @justinbieber completely give himself to the gift God has given him and lift people's souls was nothing short of astounding...Justin I love you, thank you for fighting for your faith and taking the risk of relationship! Let's get better every day and when we are 70 years old let's be kind, sweet, devoted men who look like Jesus.
Have things gotten complicated in your life? Here's a reminder about why you were created in the first place.
Back in the office today. I love
You church! See you soon LA...can't stop studying Hebrews 12...tonight's sermon will probably be called "I can relate to Esau" @chelseasmith and I love you SEATTLE - LA - GUADALAJARA
My Mom tried to teach me Spanish... it didn't stick. But I'm excited for the release of #HowsYourSoul in Spanish TODAY! You can find it on Amazon. Love you guys!
It's my Wednesday writing session again... in the sky office. See you soon LA. 8pm