Author Archives: Daniel McGraw

Daniel McGraw is the senior minister of the West University Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. He is married to Megan and has two daughters, Hannah and Lydia, who teach him more about the love of God than any of his theology degrees ever has. He is a passionate, but wholly average, runner.

A “Whatever” Spirituality

One of my least favorite phrases is “the Lord’s work.” When people talk about ministry or describe the work of ministers they sometimes use this phrase: “But you are doing the Lord’s work.” And yes, that is true … God taught and ministered. God brought “theology” into being. God ministered, preached, proclaimed, prophesied,…

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Run Your Own Race

This last week I ran in the Houston Half Marathon. I was surrounded by 27,000 people with a similar goal in mind: run 13.1 (or 26.2) miles as quickly as possible. For many of these runners it was the culmination of months of training and hard work. Many had watched their calories, counted…

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