The Wisdom of Listening

“A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.” (Proverbs‬ ‭12:15‬) A couple years ago I asked for a meeting with my elders. I wanted to discuss my path to pastoral ministry and what I was missing. Was it my character? Was it my ability to teach or... Continue Reading →

Talking About Race

The topic of race—or ethnicity—is likely the most contentious topic of our day. So much so that many people may not have even opened up this blog to read simply due to the title. That’s okay—it’s simply that controversial, although it shouldn’t be. Talking about the “race issue” is extremely difficult because there are so... Continue Reading →

Let’s Stop Stirring the Pot

Imagine with me for a moment. You have an unbelieving friend, Johnny. Johnny is a known atheist who in his spare time enjoys mocking the Christian faith. One day, Johnny posts a status on Facebook that is clearly a cry for attention. He posts: “God is just as much real as the tooth fairy. You... Continue Reading →

I Didn’t Want to go to Church

Recently it took everything within me to drag myself to church (for Wednesday night Bible study). My body was tired, my mind exhausted, and my heart fatigued. Further, it meant bringing both children who, for one reason or another, always decide to act wild on those nights. Long story short, I went to church that... Continue Reading →

No, Church is Not Boring

“People in awe never complain that church is boring.” (RC Sproul) The gathering of God’s people—what we know as church—is a beautiful thing. It’s the furthest thing from boring, and yet that’s what many people say when explaining why they do not go to church. Those who usually deem church as boring are not—like Sproul... Continue Reading →

Do People Die Too Soon?

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm‬ ‭139:16‬) Death is a horrific, awful, tragic thing. We all deal with death since it’s simply a part of life, unfortunately. Some experience a... Continue Reading →

We Are Like Everyone’s Garbage

when we are slandered, we respond graciously. Even now, we are like the scum of the earth, like everyone’s garbage.” (1Corinthians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭CSB‬) The world hates Christians—it’s not hard to see. Yes, there are some who are indifferent to us, the ones who say, “I don’t mind you being a Christian as long as it doesn’t... Continue Reading →

Managers of the Mysteries of God

“A person should think of us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of the mysteries of God.” (1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:1‬ CSB) The Bible speaks of the “mysteries of God.” But what does that mean? To put it simply, the mystery of God is His plan for all of history to culminate with... Continue Reading →

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