BIG change for Team Peterson!

(Artwork by Larry Selman, titled "They Were Always There") Yesterday at Church180, Sherri and I shared some big news (no, we're not having another baby). The best way to share it here is to share a letter with you that we sent to the church: To my friends and “family” at Church180, This will be … Continue reading BIG change for Team Peterson!

“The 12 Apostle of Ill Health”

One of my year end activities is to read through previous year(s) journals. It is exciting to see what I have learned and how I have matured... and disheartening to see those things against which I STILL struggle. Reading my own writing is a most credible witness to my personal discipline, and lack of self-control. … Continue reading “The 12 Apostle of Ill Health”

Guiding principles for students of Scripture

Today, I am working on material for a teaching series that I am going to give at Church180. We are going to be studying a letter that St. Paul wrote to the Christians in Colossae around 60 A.D. As I am working on this material, I keep thinking about basic principles that guide my approach … Continue reading Guiding principles for students of Scripture

Hug the Struggle

Ben Horowitz wrote a New York Times bestseller called, "The Hard Thing About Hard Things." In this book, he discusses the underbelly of leadership; the hard and unglamorous stuff that few talk about or consider. He tells and dissects leadership experiences... the hard ones... the REAL hard ones! I actually picked this book up when I … Continue reading Hug the Struggle

What’s worse than having sex with your step-mom?

WHOA!! Crazy question huh? Well, this morning I was reading St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians. I know what's in this letter... I've read it dozens of times. I know that Paul is going to rebuke the church for being proud of one of their members who was having sex with his step-mom. Do you … Continue reading What’s worse than having sex with your step-mom?

Why I stepped away from personal training

Last week I made the most difficult decision of my life thus far. I decided to step away from being a personal trainer. For the last five years I have been a personal trainer at a place that literally transformed my life... Brutal Iron Gym. When I first walked into that building, back in 2009, … Continue reading Why I stepped away from personal training