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Christianity Writing

Writing for God’s Glory

I love to write. From blog posts to books—and everything in between—writing has quickly become a passion of mine. I have only been writing seriously for a couple of years, so I know I have a long way to go, but I love the process of becoming better. Specifically as a writer of Christian content, […]

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Christianity

Why We Preach the Law

There was an old interview that Joel Osteen did–I think it might’ve been with Oprah–where he was responding to criticism that he doesn’t preach enough, or at all, on sin. The citation escapes me, but he said something like, “You know, I want to encourage people. I want to make them feel better. People already […]

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Christianity

Yes, There is Only One Way to Heaven (No, That’s not Unfair)

One of the most despised doctrines of the Christian faith is the doctrine of the exclusivity of Jesus Christ. Western culture hates it. Even some within the church shy away from it because they don’t want to offend or cause conflict. It’s not popular. However, the lack of popularity doesn’t mean we should back down […]

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Christianity evangelism

Are you Kind, Gentle, and Self-Controlled?

Kindness. Gentleness. Self-controlled. These three traits should all be prevalent in Christians.

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Christianity

Welcomed Hearts Become Welcoming Hearts

When society rejects, Christians should welcome. When culture ostracizes, believers should embrace. When the world “cancels,” followers of Jesus should look past mistakes.

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Christianity

How Do We Train for Godliness?

“Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (1 Timothy‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬) For most of my life I exercised, since […]

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Christianity

Don’t Overthink Evangelism

I am an unashamed golfer. I grew up around the game and began playing competitively by age 6. For the longest time, it’s all I ever knew. From the feeling you get when you hit a perfect shot to draining a long putt (or doing something like this), golf has always been my favorite sport. […]

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Christianity

Ministry Shouldn’t be Entered Hastily

About two years after I became a Christian, I sensed the tug on my heart to be in pastoral ministry. Early on as a new Christian, I desired to not only preach God’s Word, but to counsel God’s people. For me, however, the latter has always been tough for me, since I’m naturally an introvert. […]

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Christianity

Whoever wins, Jesus is Lord

As we all anxiously wait for the presidential election results to filter in, I know it can be easy to lose hope. We want the person we voted for to win. As Christians, I would hope we’d want the country to be ran as close to biblical values as it can be. As we see […]

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Christianity

Who — or What — is Discipling You?

The other day I started to think about how easily Christians are influenced. We don’t just live in the culture but we are, by every indication, being discipled by it. I wouldn’t imagine this is intentional, as I can’t fathom a Christian wanting to follow the waves of the culture rather than the firm foundation […]