Changing Your Mind May Be the Most Christian Thing You Can Do.

I find media coverage of politics, particularly the race for the President of the United States, rather interesting. As a guy with a journalism degree, I pay attention to how a story is covered, oftentimes more than the story itself. One of the more popular attacks from media and fellow candidates when it comes to the POTUS … Continue reading Changing Your Mind May Be the Most Christian Thing You Can Do.

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Perfect Love Casts Out Fear. But The Church Hasn’t Been a Place Where That Happens.

A Reddit feed on Christianity had a post back in December 2012 that read like this: Hi there, I recently Felt i have lost touch with my christian faith. I prayed today that God would hear my cry and forgive me of my wrong and help me to live as christ would in this destructive world, … Continue reading Perfect Love Casts Out Fear. But The Church Hasn’t Been a Place Where That Happens.

Why Are We So Scared to Be Blunt About Sex?

I taught a Sunday School class for men this summer. Older men, not just young guys like me. One Sunday, I decided to go off-script. I asked the question: "What comes to mind when you think about Jesus and sex?" "Nothing," one person said. "He didn't have it," another said. "OK," I said. "What about … Continue reading Why Are We So Scared to Be Blunt About Sex?

Refocused Romance, Pt. 3: It’s About Commitment, Not Feeling.

Perhaps one of my favorite movie romances is between Will Hunting and Skylar in the 1999 film Good Will Hunting. I love the movie, but the romance is quite interesting. Will hails from the dirty streets of Boston, while Skylar is an English lass who has come to America to get an education at Harvard. … Continue reading Refocused Romance, Pt. 3: It’s About Commitment, Not Feeling.

Refocused Romance, Pt. 2: High standards, not impossible ones

Author’s Note: This is the first part in a 5-part series called “Refocused Romance,” in which I explore different aspects of dating that often get little attention, particularly in the high school context. By this, I hope to simply bring up thoughts and questions by which we as a body of Christ can grow in … Continue reading Refocused Romance, Pt. 2: High standards, not impossible ones

Refocused Romance, Pt. 1: Dating in High School is a Good Thing. Here’s Why.

Author's Note: This is the first part in a 5-part series called "Refocused Romance," in which I explore different aspects of dating that often get little attention, particularly in the high school context. By this, I hope to simply bring up thoughts and questions by which we as a body of Christ can grow in … Continue reading Refocused Romance, Pt. 1: Dating in High School is a Good Thing. Here’s Why.

Refocused Romance: A New Blog Series Coming Starting Oct. 12

YES. I know what all of you have wanted from me is a blog series on dating. But now that I'm engaged, I wanted to share some things I've learned in hopes that I can help those who are single or dating, particularly those in high school but also those outside of high school. It … Continue reading Refocused Romance: A New Blog Series Coming Starting Oct. 12

On Engagement: The Gospel and Christmas + An Announcement

If marriage is symbolic of the relationship between God and man once justification has happened, what is engagement? This is the question I was asking myself this morning as I pondered my own engagement, which started around 5:45 p.m. yesterday. I asked my girlfriend if she would marry me, and she said yes. It's a … Continue reading On Engagement: The Gospel and Christmas + An Announcement

6 True Statements All Christians Should Be Saying But Most Don’t Say For Some Reason

I've seen a number of blog posts in the last few years that are titled something like this: "Things Christians Believe That Aren't True." There's usually some number affixed to the beginning so it becomes a list. There's also funny lists of what Christians say. There's even a really funny video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dxo0Yjno3I I feel like … Continue reading 6 True Statements All Christians Should Be Saying But Most Don’t Say For Some Reason

‘I Will Return to My First Husband’ And He Will Take Her In: The Gospel Beauty of Hosea 2

I woke up this morning with the intent to start reading through the minor prophets in Scripture. Honestly, it's not something I often wake up with the intent to do - read the Bible. Usually in the morning I'm dragging my feet trying to get ready for work. That's one of the beauties of Sundays. … Continue reading ‘I Will Return to My First Husband’ And He Will Take Her In: The Gospel Beauty of Hosea 2