I am so excited that this Christmas, Soul Church is hosting a Christmas event for the entire city of Raleigh! Join us on Friday, December 22nd before you head out of town and before you visit your favorite (or not so favorite) extended family. Doors will open at 6:30pm where you and the family can enjoy a train ride, sledding, and christmas treats. The service will be a christmas experience like no other including some of your favorite songs, worship and an inspiring messag
I've read Mark 9 quite a few times however the thing I love about the Bible, is it never gets old. New details come out and I learn something new each and every time. So before reading the rest of this blog, go read Mark 9. I'll wait. For real? You're just going to skip the scripture. Seriously, I'll wait. Okay. Now we're ready. Later in the chapter Jesus, Peter, James and John come across the other disciples failed attempt to heal a possessed child. There's so many th
Excuses. We've all made them from time to time. Sometimes excuses almost have to be manufactured in order to avoid whatever it is that we should be doing. Other times however, they're valid. Or at least we convince ourselves that they are. Today, I'm on day 6 of a cold. My head feels like exploding, I can barely hear and I can't breathe. About 10am today I had a conversation with myself that went like this ME: "I really wish I could go to the gym today!" ME: "You can."
Yesterday, another horrific act of pure evil took place. A man entered a church in the small community of Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire killing 26 and injuring more. After my heart broke for this church and all those involved, I started to think about how this seems like it's the new normal. This very thing used to shock us and now it barely even makes main news headlines. The world my kids are growing up in is so different than the one I enjoyed. But the good
At Soul, the church I pastor at, one of our core values is that we live open-handed. We believe with everything in us that we've been blessed so that we can be a blessing! This holiday season we as a church community have several ways you can do just that! FOOD DRIVE - In partnership with the Raleigh Dream Center, we're hosting a food drive in order to provide for those who may not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with a full meal. Food is due back by November 19th and ba
I reserve the right to be right and to be wrong. Yesterday, I posted a photo with a description that I still fully believe in, however I made the decision this morning to delete it. In short, it was about this fake money tract and how we as Christians tend to take the cowardly and lazy way out of reaching people. It's the same as the guy yelling at people with a bullhorn. It's easy. It makes us feel good but does it really make a difference? That's up to opinions I guess