The Avett Brothers and the Heart of Pulpit Rock

The Avett Brothers and the Heart of Pulpit Rock

Recently our family went to Red Rocks Amphitheater to catch the Avett Brothers in concert… If you’ve never heard the Avett brothers, man, oh man, do they pack a wallop. Their lyrics seem so real and raw and never fail to bring me to tears. Why? I think it is...
The Mess in “Us”

The Mess in “Us”

Why pitch a fit any old afternoon when you can melt down on a national holiday in a house full relatives and expectations? Like all roads to holidays-gone-bad, this particular Thanksgiving was paved with good intentions. We prepared for togetherness and community. I...
Surprised by Freedom

Surprised by Freedom

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 Sometimes I look around at church, see people enjoying the grace and freedom of the gospel, and wonder if they realize...
We pray to see Colorado Springs flourish.

We pray to see Colorado Springs flourish.

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7 – NRSV) At Pulpit Rock, we are called to seek the welfare and flourishing of our city –...
Skip the Drive-Thru

Skip the Drive-Thru

You know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway. I am familiar. Any person who has texted behind the wheel, stalked Instagram like a coveting neighbor, chased that first high, lied/cheated/stolen “just a little,” drunk dialed, etc. etc. knows you shouldn’t, but you do it...
The Joy of the Journey

The Joy of the Journey

I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about joy lately. This is not an accident. Our church just spent five weeks going through Tommy Newberry’s “40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.” We read the daily devotionals, heard sermons on Sunday morning, taught the concepts to our...