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Who Sinned?

Many of you responded to my newsletter from last week regarding mental illness issues and suicide. It seemed to touch a nerve. Thankfully, both of these issues are more “on the table” to be discussed, addressed, and prayed about than ever before. Because of my own family tragedy earlier this summer, I am naturally paying more attention...Read More

Dying of Despair

In the August/September issue of “First Things”, author Aaron Kheriaty explains why more Americans are committing suicide. As many of you know, this is an issue very close to my family as a result of the recent tragedy in our lives. I share this with you knowing that this issue has not only affected my life but many of yours as well...Read More

Dysfunctional Families

We hear this phrase a lot, dysfunctional families. No one should be surprised. The Bible begins with a breakdown in family between Adam and Eve, continues with Cain and Abel, Noah and his family, Abraham and Sarah. But, probably, there is no greater dysfunction than the family of Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, and Esau...Read More

Within our Body

As we prepare to move downtown in the next 1-1/2 years, I have been praying about our potential impact. With the downtown area having so much that affects all of Dallas in business, politics, medical, law, retail, residential living, etc., how can we find people in our congregation that might have impact in these areas...Read More

All We Have is From God

At All Saints Dallas generosity and transparency are two of our core values. We believe we are called to be generous with our time, talent, and treasure because God has been so abundantly generous with us. As I often say, God's generosity towards us is the basis of his authority in our lives...Read More

Still Laughing

In last week’s Old Testament lesson, Genesis 18:15, there was this tongue-in-cheek exchange between Sarah and the Lord. Sarah denied laughing that she would have a child in her old age within a year’s time, but the Lord says, “no, but you did laugh.” A funny exchange...Read More

A Value of Transparency

God has been moving in lots of ways in the life of All Saints Dallas over the past six months. As transparency is one of our ASD values, I would like to share with you where we are as we approach the last two weeks of this fiscal year. At ASD we talk about giving as an overflow of discipleship; you are giving back to God a portion of what He has given you. It’s all His anyway ...Read More

Tragedy and the Trinity

This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday. It is a time to reflect on that which is the foundation and background of everything we believe in as followers of Christ. The God revealed to us in Scripture is one God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...Read More

Who cares about the Trinity anyway?

Often when we encounter something that we don’t initially understand, there is a tendency to brush it away as irrelevant. “If it truly mattered,” we think, “then I would see its value immediately.” Call this a consequence of a technological and consumer society where immediacy and personal benefit are seemingly synonymous, or call it a quirk of human nature...Read More

God's Fulfilled Promise in Pentecost

This is a big weekend for the church. Pentecost marks the fulfilment of the promise of the Father, the birth of the church and the moment where the ministry of the Ascended Christ carries on through his followers...Read More