Is Equilibrium a Precursor to Death

Is Equilibrium a Precursor to Death?

Have you ever felt frustrated when circumstances changed?  Maybe it was vacation plans.  Maybe work plans.  Maybe family circumstance changed.  Whatever it was, you planned for things to be this way, but now they’re that way. When things don’t go as planned, that might put us in a state of what we might call disequilibrium. …

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Sometimes you gotta step out of your comfort zone. I don’t know about you, but I much prefer to stay in my comfort zone. It’s way easier inside my comfort zone. I know how things work inside my comfort zone. I know what to expect inside my comfort zone. I mean, I just feel comfortable…

The Pain of Discontinuous Change

The Pain of Discontinuous Change

What do you do when the world you’re living in is turned upside down? As a pastor, I’ve thought a lot about this over the years.  The world we live in is not the world we were prepared for.  The kind of ministry we tend to do is designed for a world that no longer…

Call Me Mr. Arrogant

Call Me “Mr. Arrogant”

You can just call me Mr. Arrogant.  Or Captain Cocky.  Ooh, or how about Pastor Proud! Yep, there’s a lot of arrogance in me. “But, wait, Markus.  Didn’t you tell us in your last blog post that you struggled with feeling like you weren’t enough?” I did.  And here’s the crazy part.  Arrogance is really…

Am I Enough

Am I Enough?

Am I enough?  Nope. At least that’s how I often feel.  And I have lived with this feeling of being “not enough” for most of my life. As a kid, I always felt like I was on the outside looking in.  I felt like I wasn’t cool enough, or athletic enough, or smart enough, or…

Logos 9 Bible Study Software Review

Logos 9 Bible Study Software Review

Logos 9 Bible study software offers some really great features and improvements over Logos 8.  But the short of it is this:  Logos 9 helps you craft really great sermons! I’m going to keep this short, so I’m just going to share with you two of my favorite features. (Click HERE if you want to…