Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 19 years old, visiting with relatives for the weekend, I was seated within the sanctuary of a large church in Durham, NC. I was taking in the scene around me: men, women, boys, girls…most singing,… Continue Reading

Constructing Worship Teams with Honor & Heart

  I find myself in a season of building & strengthening worship teams at my church. This task encompasses musicians, vocals, technicians, and various production roles. It is a delicate team task that requires honest prayer, purposeful decision-making, lots of patience, collaboration, & the willingness to take risks with & for people. If you’re a worship… Continue Reading

The Convenient Witness

Romans 12:1-3 “… offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship” (Romans 12:1 NIV). Convenience. Sacrifice. Convenience feeds the flesh. Sacrifice feeds transformation. Convenience is self-love. Sacrifice is love of something greater than self. Decisions of convenience and sacrifice are observable, tangible witnesses to whether one… Continue Reading

Ambition and hope

I have found that ambition and hope propel me forward in almost all situations. My ambition drives me to reach my fullest potential. My hope fuels that drive because I dare to believe the goal is possible and within my reach. Ambition and hope have brought me to a significant cross roads in my life.… Continue Reading

Just another day…

My beginning portion… The alarm sounded at 6:00 AM. Another day had begun. I stumbled to the bathroom, nearly blinded by sleep and darkness, and hit the on/off button on the white iPod/radio alarm clock set beside my sink. I considered my form in the mirror…hair messy, light stubble on my face (do I need… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to my wife…

Dear Vince, I know you’re thinking, “Jason has lost his mind” as you read this.  But after 13 years of serving (and surviving) the church and 11 years of marriage (plus 2 years dating), I feel led to take a moment right now, stop serving the congregation for about 3 minutes, and give thanks to… Continue Reading