Throughout our history, we’ve tried to deviate from who we are. Each time it’s had mixed or disastrous results. We’re approaching our 50th anniversary. Xenos, originally called the Fish House, start in 1970. After nearly 50 years, God has fixed the DNA of our church. In the same way our genes determine our our physical form, our personality, etc.), God has hard-wired who we are. That’s not going to change. But in the same way that environment affects gene expression, what we are make look different in the future based upon changing cultural trends. But we’ll still be the same in our core values because they’re biblically based. God has given us a truly amazing fellowship.
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In the 1930’s, more than twenty people lost their lives during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Toward the end of its construction, they hung a net below the bridge. From that time on, they never lost another person. But the interesting part was this: worker productivity increased by nearly thirty percent after suspending that net below the bridge. Why did productivity increase? They weren’t worried about dying, which freed them to focus on what they were supposed to be doing. In the same way, God motivates us to live for him by eliminating the fear of punishment. Read More
Last month, my wife was organizing a room filled with junk in our house. Often these attempts to declutter just spread junk from one room to others throughout my house. Yet, sometimes items surface during these purges that remind me of important events in my life.
Someone took this picture of me twenty years ago while speaking at a Youth for Christ fundraiser. It was the first time I spoke in public. I was sharing how I came to Christ with a small crowd, maybe 20-30 people. As I spoke, I felt God’s spirit animating my words. This was the first time I can recall God empowering me in this way. If you told me twenty years ago that I would speak for God as my full-time job, I would’ve laughed in your face.
Looking back on my life, God has led me through a circuitous path to bring me where I’m at today... Read More