He Died for Us

We have all heard about Jesus’s sacrifice for us individually. That he died on the cross to take our sins on himself. That he received the correction and punishment due to us so that we can walk in freedom. We have been saved from the death that sin produces so we can stand alive in his […]

OC17 Design

Design and art has been the creative central piece of OUTCRY. Each year we explore the art and visuals before anything else. As a graphic designer, it’s always been a labor of love each year we roll out our next tour. Pouring over inspiration. Going back to why we do OUTCRY to keep the art in line with […]

Today is Going to be a Great Day

There have been so many wasted days in my life.  Days I wished I was a part of a better church. A church with passionate worship. Or more powerful preaching. Cooler leadership that understood “the times” better. Eventually God gave me some leadership opportunities my own. Then this judgement toward others turned into self-condemnation. I often […]

One

In the book of John, Jesus doesn’t simply pray for the disciples. He also prays for all of those who will come after them. He prays for us. You and I right now. And his prayer is that we would be “one” in the same way that he and the Father are one. My prayer […]

OUTCRY 2016 Is on the Way

Standing in front of a crowd of 10,000 in St Louis it hit me that our dream had come true. After years of praying and dreaming OUTCRY was off of the ground. And our first year was incredible. Our tour traveled almost 8,000 miles to 12 cities. We had 130,000 in attendance our first year. […]

First Baptist Church of Nashville: Deep roots, deep commitment to community

First Baptist Church of Nashville’s history is long, and its roots in the city, deep. The church struggled through a number of theological –isms in the mid-1800s, according to its website: Campbellism, which opposed many Baptist practices and viewed baptism as essential to salvation; antimissionism, which opposed organized missions, Sunday school, education ministry and conventions; […]