Have you ever been bullied by someone? When I was in middle school, there was a kid who for a couple of weeks just seemed to have it out for me. I always saw him in the principal’s office or being chastised by a teacher for his disruptive behavior. Today I would probably ascertain that … Continue reading A Good Friend
I was honored this morning to be able to teach during church service. These opportunities only come a few times out of the year, but I love the practice. The more I get up on stage, the less and less nervous I seem to get. Thankful for a church that listens to me and shares … Continue reading Created in His Image
Three years ago, I sat down to begin writing a book and two years ago I published it. Ever since, I have yet to actually read it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve technically read it more times than anyone ever has or ever will, but I’ve never read it just to enjoy the story. Even … Continue reading Heart Pondering
“As a white Christian male, let me say that there is zero room -nay even less than that- for hatred or violence toward anyone of any race, gender, religion, handicap, or sexual orientation. Sometimes pastors and Christians don't post on these topics because of their controversy, but we cannot let other "Christians" misrepresent us unchecked. … Continue reading Xenophobia meet Philoxenos
I had a class in college where the professor allowed us bring in a song as part of a show and tell. It wasn’t something you were required to do, just if you wanted to. The professor was great. He was the type of guy who cared about you deeply and could have celestial conversations … Continue reading Real Feelings Allowed
Last week our youth group, along with a couple of other churches, did some mission work in Detroit. We collaborated with a sister church to put on a bible program for children in the local neighborhood. The program consisted of lunch, field trips, games and a basic overview of the bible. I think everyone on … Continue reading Come back the next day: thoughts on grace.
I just finished watching the series “13 reasons why” the Netflix show that a couple of weeks ago was causing a ruckus. It only took a few days, but that’s because I plan to cancel my Netflix account after the free one month trial, not because I was binge watching. In fact, I debated watching … Continue reading 13 Reasons