I was asked recently by a student – what’s the point of reading the Old Testament? He said that he didn’t see how it really relates to our every day lives in the way that the New Testament does. This view is common in the church and in the world. What is the relevance of […]Read more "6 Lessons from Joshua"
Having the right information matters. If a construction team is building a skyscraper, they aren’t just going to make it up as they go. They will have pages and pages of blueprints to work from. Every inch of the building is drawn out, every foot of material has to be planned for and purchased. The […]Read more "Cannon"
Social media has changed me. I remember when it was just on computers, me and all my friends would log on and spend hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen posting, playing games, and keeping up with everyone else. The big shift came when it made it onto phones though. Having something […]Read more "Cultivate"
People always tell me I look like my mom. When I was younger I used to hate it, don’t tell me I look like a girl. Now I get it, I have my mom’s eyes, her hair, the family resemblance is clear. When people see me and my mother in the same place, it is […]Read more "Children"
Significant experiences stay with us. Too often though, we let the wrong things shape our lives. The field of psychotherapy exists because we have a major problem with letting the wrong things shape our lives. Growing up with an overbearing and controlling father figure can lead to issues with male authority figures later in life, […]Read more "Cross"
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"