Introducing the “Ask Anything” Podcast

I’m excited to be kicking off a new podcast this week called “Ask Anything w/ Pastor Ryan.” You can find this podcast on any major podcasting app, or by clicking HERE. Each Sunday after I preach, I have a Q&A where congregants can text in questions anonymously. This has proven to be enormously helpful in…

George Floyd & Protests

We are going through a hard time as a country. There is no doubt about that. The death of George Floyd was horrifying. What has happened since his death all around the country, including right here in Dallas-Fort Worth, is unsettling. Protests in dozens of major cities all over the country, including riots and looting…

John MacArthur vs. Beth Moore: the Only 2 Options?

I just read the Christian Post article on John MacArthur’s recent comments & clarifications about his views of women in the church. To be honest, his clarifications have confused me even more on what he actually thinks about women in the church. In the past, I’ve listened to John MacArthur’s sermons regularly. I’ve been deeply…

Justice and Mercy: Brandt Jean & Judge Tammy Kemp

I’m assuming I don’t have to run over the details of what has been happening with the trial of Amber Guyger for shooting and killing Botham Jean. I’m sure you’ve seen this news everywhere. Yesterday Guyger was convicted of the murder of Botham Jean. Today she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Living in…

Gillette and the Marketplace of Ideas

So, I was a little late in actually seeing the Gillette commercial on “toxic masculinity.” But when I did see it, and after thinking about it for a day, I decided I’d briefly share my thoughts. I have my problems with the apparent broad-stroke painting of all men (or the majority of men, or even…

Good Problems at Raintree

We’ve been having some good problems at Raintree. Here’s a few ways that YOU can help (assuming you attend Raintree). Park in the grass or on the street. We have been consistently running completely out of parking this summer, even with 10-12 cars parking in the grass field just southwest of our building. If you’re…

Unoriginal Thoughts on “The Shack”

  None of my thoughts are new, or at least I doubt they are, but since different people read my blog, I thought I’d give my two cents on “The Shack.” One Big Caveat This isn’t AT ALL to bash anyone who disagrees with me. I’m not going to judge you if you read the…

The Forgotten Women of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2016 is upon us, and bids an opportunity to celebrate mothers. These are the women who work, raise, and care for our children! We must celebrate them, and make absolutely sure that they know just how loved they are. But Mother’s Day isn’t a joyous occasion for all. For many, and for many…