During one of my quiet times with The Lord last week I found myself whispering during prayer, "Lord, life with you is just so much better." This wasn't some strange, unknown affection for me. It wasn't the first time I've whispered this to Jesus during the stillness of the early morning and it certainly will … Continue reading The invitation to abundant life.
I've been watching a lot of high school basketball recently. I have seen some ridiculous shots this year. I watched, with my own eyes, one player lob the ball at the halftime buzzer from the opposing foul line and actually make it. To make it even more ridiculous, if possible, the ball also passed through … Continue reading Why do people who can dunk choose not to?
It seems to me that there is a stigma attached to student ministry. That is, that if you wish to be successful you must avoid stirring the deep waters and just hang out in the shallows. You should play ridiculous games, dress like a hipster, and whatever else you decide to do...just don't get too … Continue reading The student ministry stigma and why I hate it.
2020 is here. The end of one decade and the dawning of the next. Hindsight 20/20 right? I imagine that this New Year's Eve people will feel more inclined to look retrospectively at the previous ten years of their life than perhaps is normal. Yet, for a certain age group no retrospection is taking place … Continue reading Yes, Jesus is worth your 20’s.
Christmas can make you feel many things, but Jesus wants you to feel one thing this Christmas and that’s joy.
You can only read so many books in a lifetime, so make sure you read well.
You can fake morality, but you can’t fake maturity. Sooner or later immaturity will rear its ugly head.
To love, show kindness towards, and give mercy to the person who wronged you is difficult. It’s not natural to fallen humanity. Your flesh hates the thought of it. But this is the type of love The Lord calls his disciples to. To not be harbors of hate, but mirrors of mercy.
It was early in the morning. As the dawning sun broke over the horizon the Israelite warriors could be seen marching around the city. It must have been a strange sight to the residents of Jericho. For seven days they had been marching and sounding their trumpets, yet not one advance to attempt to breach … Continue reading Secret Sins, are not so Secret.
A few days ago someone asked me if I had bought and listened to Kanye West's new album? I looked at them with a joking face waiting for the punchline. It never came. They proceeded to tell me that Kanye West had been converted and was now following Jesus. Since then I have heard a … Continue reading Is Kanye West for real?