Kenyan Security Officer: Trump is God’s Chosen

  For years, Kenya, historically one of the strongest economic centers in Africa, has battled the rise of terror groups, such as ISIS and Al-Shabab, the difficulty of securing their northern border with Somalia, as well as meeting the needs of high volumes of displaced people groups throughout the country. Having spent collectively more than […]

Drifting from the Truth

  Isaiah 5:20 ESV says this, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” In the tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes none of the ruler’s servants nor the town’s people wanted to be seen […]

The Sign of the Rainbow: Grace and the Homosexual Community

[youtube=] I regularly receive questions regarding issues of what I call “practical” grace.  Lately some of the most common questions have dealt with grace and homosexuality.  Many pastors have chosen to shy away from answering similar questions, due to the immense controversy, but I personally believe that as this issue continues to gain increased attention […]

Flying Cockroaches

Who would have thought that you could learn something from a cockroach? We arrived in Mexico last night after a long day of travel. Overall the trip was smooth, other than the usual Chicago traffic and a lost bag upon arrival; nothing we can’t do without for a day or two. Our hosts were waiting […]

Current Reading List

I love to read and always seem to have a few books I’m juggling at one time.  I prefer reading books for knowledge rather than fun, but every now and then I’ll throw in a good fiction book for balance sake.  Here is a list of the books I’m currently tackling. 1.)  What Every Body Is […]

Introducing…..Living Grace!

I am very excited to introduce to you the brand new book, Living Grace, by New Nature Publications.  This book is a joint project put together by New Nature and 13 like minded authors, including, yours truly!  My chapter is titled, Unstoppable Grace, and parallel’s the lives of Jonah and Saul/Paul while looking at grace as a modern […]

God Speaks: Thoughts on Lost and Avatar

Let’s be honest, God can reveal truth through anything; burnt toast, puffy clouds, and even Hollywood productions.  Now before I get started, I just want it to be known, I’m a Word-guy.  Although God can speak through anything and everything, I believe that His main ways of communicating to us is through His Word and also through the person of […]

Staff Envy

As a church planter, I  spent several of our first years planting very jealous, but perhaps not about what one might think.  I think most would assume that pastors would be jealous about attendance or perhaps money or buildings or something, but not me.  I was jealous of other churches’ staffs.  There I was, with […]

Drum Roll Please! Introducing the New OasNet Logo

The new OasNet Logo, seen above as “the lily upon the water” was designed by Milesdesign and is symbolic of the life that springs forth from the Living Water found in Jesus Christ.  As OasNet has been undergoing many changes over the last few months, we wanted to echo those changes with a new look.  We […]