Remember when you were a kid and your parents would say things like, “Well if all your friends were going to jump off a cliff, would you do that too?” I heard this a few times growing up. There was my first cell phone. All my friends had them, so obviously I needed one too. […]Read more "Context"
This is the fourth post in my Creature series, check out the rest here. I hear people talk all the time about feeing called to do something. Sometimes it’s a career. “Teaching is my calling, I hate the kids but I just feel like this is what I’m supposed to do.” Sometimes it’s a hobby. […]Read more "Calling"
Having served in student ministry for about 5 years now, I’ve seen good leaders and bad leaders. I’ve seen people make radical impacts on the lives and futures of young people, and I’ve seen people stay on the fringe and miss out on the joys and kingdom-shaking work that God could have done through them […]Read more "4 Essential Qualities in a Youth Leader"
Anyone who knows me knows that sports are not really my thing. If you are picking teams, do not pick me I will probably not help your chances of winning. It’s not that I’m not athletic, but I truly and honestly just don’t understand the positions. I never have, and I really don’t care about […]Read more "Creature"
We run after what we think is valuable. We chase the things we think will give us satisfaction, joy, and worth. The things we treasure become the goals we drive toward. For some people it’s a vision of the good life. A nice house, a lot of cars, and a great retirement, so they build […]Read more "Center"
This is the first of 12 posts in a series I’m calling Creature discussing what it would mean to have a God-centered view of ourselves. Each post also includes a few questions for personal thought, discussion, or application. Hope you enjoy! There was a time in human history when men viewed the universe as geocentric, […]Read more "Creator"
It’s the advent season once again. Advent is the season on the church calendar when the people of God await His coming. We celebrate in the weeks leading up to Christmas as we remember Jesus’ first coming, and at the same time anticipate with hope His second coming. This year to reflect on this great […]Read more "God With Us"