Welcome to Provocative Church

As you browse, read and share the many articles, our hope is that you may find this site an encouragement to your faith and Christian life.


We were created to worship. And we are to worship God with every aspect and area of our lives - presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.

The Church

The bride of Christ can often times be difficult and messy - but it is Christ's beautiful mess - to which He is the head and chief cornerstone.

Ancient Future

Our faith comes out from a rich heritage and history. It was during the formative years of our faith that creeds, confessions, traditions, and liturgies were developed. These practices and traditions recaptured will not only anchor us but move us forward in our faith.


There is freedom in the gospel as it proclaims that in Christ we are sons and daughters of the King. The importance is learning to preach those truths to our heart and life everyday.

Friday, May 31, 2013

The End Of To-Do List Christianity – Tullian Tchividjian

You may download the audio recording by clicking here.

(ht: Mockingbird)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's Not About The Nail

"Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Creeper Trail

The badge of honor at the end of the trail
Enjoying the Creeper Trail outside of Damascus Virginia today...hanging out with some of my friends and co-workers with Christian Medical & Dental Associations.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jesus Film Infographic

I've worked with CRU for 17 years, and in part with the Jesus Film. These are interesting facts about the distribution and translation of the film.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Praise The Lord

via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/ZOaLtgGqw8/

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Importance Of Having An Abundance Mentality

“The opposite of a scarcity mentality is an abundancy mentality. With an abundancy mentality we say: “There is enough for everyone, more than enough: food, knowledge, love … everything.” With this mind-set we give away whatever we have, to whomever we meet. When we see hungry people we give them food. When we meet ignorant people we share our knowledge; when we encounter people in need of love, we offer them friendship and affection and hospitality and introduce them to our family and friends.

When we live with this mind-set, we will see the miracle that what we give away multiplies: food, knowledge, love … everything. There will even be many leftovers.” – Henri Nouwen

(ht: JR)