"On purpose, raise tough questions about what’s happening in our world."
“Unwinding a hire is bad in the corporate world—it’s way worse in the church world."
“Every pastor needs to know that oftentimes we’re doing far too much stuff.”
"When you think of [Jesus] in his perfect state and we’re all with him in heaven, he’s the only one that’s going to bear scars, and he’s still perfect."
“Now is not the time for cowards or fence-sitters.”
"We like to throw these parties for people who are often overlooked or often under-celebrated, that couldn't pay us back."
“I think for Moses [the Promised Land] was always more than a just a piece of real estate. It was a place where God’s Kingdom was lived out on earth as it is in heaven."
“Paul’s discovery of God’s grace did not come through God’s blessing in the way that Paul would have wanted or Paul would have been looking for. It came unexpectedly. It came through disappointment. It came through discouragement."
“I see the similarities between today and the first century. I believe that a post-Christian world is very similar to a pre-Christian world…And if the conditions are the same, then the solutions are the same.”
“We don’t need more words; we need accurate words.”
“I want you to imagine looking at your congregation right now. Only one out of five of the people you see has a biblical worldview.”
“I really believe that if one more program would save the day, the church would have already saved it.”
“We are way past sharing four spiritual laws on the beach. People don’t need the words. They need the works.”
“There’s an 85 percent divorce rate in military veterans. There are 20 plus suicides a day."
"We as the church are to be a tutor to the world to say ‘This is what love looks like across ethnic, social-economic, and gender barriers' as we go about our sacred vocations of bringing glory to Jesus."
“What I’m calling for is a holy use of testosterone.”
“What happened at the fall was the destruction of the relationship between humanity and our creator, and the destruction of the relationship between male and female.”
“Jesus is not a western, blond hair, blue-eyed surfer dude American….He’s a middle eastern, dark-skinned rabbi.”
“You can’t really become the leader that God intends you to be until you first become the follower that God wants you to be.”
“You’d be hard-pressed to find any other preacher in the last 500 years who is so Christo-centric.”