Monday begins my final week of undergrad at the University of Texas. The past four years have been like a ride on one of those rickety wooden rollercoasters: fast, fun, full of ups and downs, a little jerky and painful, but at the end of it all an enjoyable ride. As I reflect on the […]Read more "Thoughts in my Last Week of College"
Humility is hard. I couldn’t think of a more catchy or story-based way to start this one, sorry. Either way, the statement stands true: Humility is hard. If you read that and think to yourself, “No it’s not, I’m great at humility.” You probably don’t have a good grasp on humility, or irony. I think […]Read more "The Christological Model of Humility"
A while back there were these Liberty Mutual commercials on TV. I’ve always really liked them because they depict all these small random acts of kindness, and whenever someone else sees the kindness or receives the kindness, they pass it on to someone else. The basic premise is that people who have been shown love will […]Read more "Pass It On"
(I laughed when reading back over this post at how unpopular the ideas in it generally are. My prayer is that biblical truth and doctrine will stand despite unpopularity, and that these things will grow us in love and trust in God.) So far in the book of Philippians, the focus has been on response. […]Read more "Trusting in God’s Sovereignty"
Every middle schooler knows you can’t trust everyone to be the same person in every situation. We feel pressure to be a certain way around certain people, to act in line with what will get us approval, or support, or money. We put on the stern, angry face at work to get our coworkers in line, […]Read more "Worthy of the Gospel"
Earlier this week I was out getting a bite to eat between classes and meetings, and I saw a woman with her son. I like to people watch when I’m out by myself. The son was obviously in a bad mood, stamping his feet just a little, huffing and puffing like he was a wolf […]Read more "For Your Sake"
Who is Jesus to you? This is one of the most important, if not the most important, questions we can answer. For 2000 years people have been arguing and answering this question in a variety of ways. For some people Jesus is a good teacher, offering platitudes for kind and generous living. For some people […]Read more "Far Better"