Reflections on Four Months at EFCCL

Reflections on Four Months at EFCCL

Becky and I recently passed the four-month mark of moving to the Crystal Lake area to become the Senior Pastor and wife of EFCCL. It has been an eventful four months to say the least. Allow me a few reflections…

Controversy in the Church

Controversy in the Church

Every age has its share of controversy within the Church. In Augustine’s day, it was controversy over the nature(s) of Jesus. In Martin Luther’s day, it was the argument over justification by faith alone. In the days of Wesley and…

Is God a Narcissist?

Is God a Narcissist?

Many people have accused God of being self-centered and a narcissist. Here’s why: since the story of the Bible is God’s promise to become famous, it seems He is a tad bit self-absorbed. After all, it would be wrong for…

What I've Been Reading Lately

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Every once in a while, I will publish a list of what I’ve been reading as of late. Here is my latest reading list—with a few comments: I read Saying it Well, by Chuck Swindoll. It is his autobiography, and…

What Is Our Vision?

What Is Our Vision?

Taking our lead from the New Testament, we believe the Bible’s path to salvation and spiritual growth can be summarized in three words: Follow. Connect. Make. These are three words you will hear a lot about around EFCCL. They are…