Blog Entries by Cole Deike

Cole Deike is the lead planting pastor for Frontier Church, an SBC church plant. Frontier Church exists for the glory of Jesus and the joy of Des Moines, Iowa. Before his call to church planting, Cole was a high school English teacher and wrestling coach.

Oct 19, 2017

The Un-Millennial Church by Cole Deike

Maybe the best way to reach young adults, and by reach I really mean attract, transform, and equip, is to plant and lead un-millennial churches.

Nov 7, 2017

The Trap of Young Adulthood by Cole Deike

Lord, have mercy if our churches are borrowing strategies from the cult of “the next thing.”

Jul 7, 2016

The Linguistic Alchemy of the Gospel by Cole Deike

Grace, in part, is a linguistic category. It is not only works done for us; it’s also words spoken to us. 

Feb 13, 2016

Sugar Crash(tianity) by Cole Deike

The sugar crash after eating too much candy is strikingly analogous to some experiences with Christianity.

Mar 19

Spiritual Help For People Who Lack Self-Awareness by Cole Deike

The human spirit, to be healthy as God intended it to be, cannot veg-out inside our bodies with its feet kicked up. 

Apr 5

Real Knowledge in an Age of Facebook Friends by Cole Deike

Pastors, let your church know they should listen to your sermons with one ear to the pulpit and one ear to the heavens.

Dec 5, 2015

Preaching Jesus vs. Namedropping Jesus by Cole Deike

Does your preaching simply mention Jesus, or does it portray him?

Aug 26, 2016

Jesus Talks Behind Your Back by Cole Deike

Can you hear Jesus advocating for you before the throne? 

Jun 7

God is Not a Time-Hacking God by Cole Deike

As modern life runs ever faster on fiber optics and high-speed internet, redemptive history continues to load thoughtfully, pensively, and slowly.

May 3

Enjoy the Work, Not Just the Results by Cole Deike

Jesus' work on the cross was empirically a failure, but invisibly, it was redemption's greatest success.

Nov 23, 2015

Ego Depletion and Sin Deletion by Cole Deike

The victory over the fight against sin is not at root due to the muscle of self-control.

Feb 15

Being a Young Pastor is Hard

But For Reasons You Might Not Expect

Writing about the difficulty of pastoral ministry probably won’t ease the difficulty of pastoral ministry, but it will remind us that God has matured us more than we have measured.

Nov 27

Becoming Your Grandchildren's Church

Four Prayers for the Church's Next Generation

When God’s people gather together for worship, the next generation’s eyes are wide open.