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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Audio Clip: Welcome to Your Road Trip

Photo Credit: Crimson Canopy by Ian Sane on Flickr Creative Commons
S'pose it's been a bit since I posted. I'm planning to do some audio clips from my Road Trip book and post them here. First one is from the introduction. Feedback is welcome.

For those unaware, I published Road Trip in the fall of 2014. It's a Christian values grad gift book that has actually served many purposes other than that. Anyway, here's the clip.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Evan's Sermon Audio from 11-22-2015

Some friends asked about getting the audio for my sermon on November 17 at the Northwoods Vineyard Church, our home church in Tomahawk, WI. All recent sermons are available on the church website, or you can download/listen to the mp3 file here. The text for the morning was Luke 1:5-25, the foretelling of John the Baptist. It's the lead in to the advent season and the entire historical context of it nailed me between the eyes in new ways this season!

FYI, there's a two-minute in-house announcement that's personal and sad. Feel free to start at the 2 minute mark if that suits you better.

Thanks, Evan

PS - I spoke longer than I prefer, about 50 minutes! Went by quick for be the judge! I'll also be speaking December 20th at the North Country Vineyard Church​ in Rhinelander.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Do You Have the Heart of a Hero?

Go back three thousand years and God was looking for a hero in Judah. He told Samuel, the prophet, to visit Jesse, a sheep herder from Bethlehem, and look over his many sons to anoint the next king of Judah. The story is stunningly similar to the Captain America episode.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Road Trip Summer: Don't Miss Out!

I'm going to shout the Road Trip message from the rooftops...because it's all about you! It's about the stunning specimen of humanity God has created you to be! Don't let the dog days of summer get you down. Give 'em a growwwwwl and embrace the wonder of this season! You're alive! God is on your side! There is joy and adventure waiting in your driveway right now!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Road Trip Presentation and Worship Set at Lifest 2015

I'm excited to announce that I'll be presenting a seminar and a worship set in less than a month at Lifest 2015 in Oshkosh! On Saturday, July 11th, you can find me with a great group of friends on a couple of stages at this amazing Christian music festival.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Outdoors, a Rich Devotional Life, and Gary Thomas

The Outdoors, a Rich Devotional Life, and Gary Thomas
It's springtime in Wisconsin. March 1st today and the sun feels warmer. Snow is receding and water trickles. Fresh, earthy air calls me outside. I don't worship nature but I worship the Creator who reveals his majesty through it. I don't get lost in nature, not for too long, because the path takes me back to a world in need of God and good.

I'm stronger, more rested, for having met with God in the sanctuary his hands built.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Another Mile Marker on our Road Trip: Moving North

Another Mile Marker on our Road Trip: Moving North
Road Trip headquarters is heading north!

Colleen and I have been working hard to get our home staged and ready to sell. We're moving 30 miles north to Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Yes, that's where we go to church and where our daughter Megan and her husband Tim Nelson lead and pastor the youth group. Our whole family is very excited!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Worship: Setting it Right

Life is so complicated. The nativity is so simple.

We set before our eyes the pure holiness of our self-sacrificing Savior. The Christmas scene of the nativity...what could be more pure, holy, and simple? God as an unblemished infant in the loving protection and care of father and mother.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sermon Audio - Meeting God on Your Road Trip

Northwoods Vineyard ChurchVery much enjoyed speaking with the folks at the Northwoods Vineyard Church on Sunday, December 7th. We talked about God turning the hearts of the parents to the children heading out on their road trips, as well as King David's story of leaving home and heading out on his own. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Life in a Nutshell

We worship our eternal Redeemer. We become more like him through spiritual disciplines in the Word and prayer. We connect with godly family and friends. We reach out to our near ones. We grow in godly character. We get better with our time, money & career, health and possessions.

We step into our place in God's eternal kingdom story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Sep/Oct: 3 States, 2 Provinces, 1 Book Tour

2014 Sep/Oct: 3 States, 2 Provinces, 1 Book Tour
The Road Trip Road Trip is history! 2500 miles across the United States and Canada! If you're connected with me by social media, you caught a pretty good smattering of pictures, video and updates. My travels in the Rav4 are done...for now...and here's what happened. Lotsa pictures, little talking.