Coffee Reading (5/27)

I like coffee. I like reading. I like drinking coffee while reading. I like coffee while reading things that stir my heart and mind to delight in, declare, and display the gospel in all of life. Each Saturday, I will be posting three links that aim to do just that. Perhaps as you enjoy your Saturday morning […]

Don’t Waste Your College: A Charge to High School Graduates

Graduation season has arrived. Caps and gowns have been ordered. Finals are looming. Senioritis is real. Before students know it, they are sitting in their graduation ceremony, listening to a guest speaker, and waiting to walk across the stage. High school graduates will receive a number of different messages, encouragements, and charges in these next … Continue reading Don’t Waste Your College: A Charge to High School Graduates

Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke

It is easier to see the digital speck in the eyes of others than to see the digital log in my own eye! Serving in student ministry offers a front row seat to the possibilities and dangers of the digital age. I picked up 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You  by Tony Reinke because I want … Continue reading Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke

Lessons from My Mothers

Mother’s Day provides an opportunity to say thank you to our mothers and those who have been mothers to us. Like so many others, my life has been marked by the mothers in it—my biological mother, my two stepmothers, my adopted mother, my mother-in-law, a few key spiritual mothers, and the mother of my daughter. … Continue reading Lessons from My Mothers

Can I Smoke Pot? A Book Review and Reflection

Yesterday (4/20) marked a holiday of sorts for marijuana advocates and users. However, this marginally acknowledged day–or what it celebrates–does not look as if it will be disappearing from public discourse anytime soon. An October 2016 Gallup poll found that 60% of respondents supported legalizing recreational marijuana. As marijuana use moves inward from the fringes of societal view, the … Continue reading Can I Smoke Pot? A Book Review and Reflection

Parenting Towards Purity

Many things aren't the way they used to be and yet some things are as they have always been.  So it is with purity. It is almost expected that teenagers and young adults will choose impurity over purity. And the opportunities to do so have only seem to keep increasing. We should think seriously about this challenge facing our … Continue reading Parenting Towards Purity

Coffee Reading: Easter Edition (4/15)

I like coffee. I like reading. I like drinking coffee while reading. I like coffee while reading things that stir my heart and mind to delight in, declare, and display the gospel in all of life. Each Saturday, I will be posting three links that aim to do just that. Perhaps as you enjoy your Saturday morning […]

He is Risen: An Easter Poem

Betrayed by a kiss Without raising a fist Accused yet innocent For this reason He was sent Beaten, mocked, and crucified Nails in his hands, pierced in his side A spotless sacrifice Nothing else would suffice He hung there in our place For judgment we won’t taste Darkness fell upon everyone At the death of God’s … Continue reading He is Risen: An Easter Poem

Parenting in Light of the Resurrection: 3 Truths to Reflect on this Easter

It will soon be Good Friday! Good Friday is the day we remember and rejoice in the death of Christ on the cross for our sins. We can celebrate Good Friday because, in the words of S. M. Lockridge, “Sunday is coming!” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 summarizes the gospel in this way: “For I delivered to … Continue reading Parenting in Light of the Resurrection: 3 Truths to Reflect on this Easter

Coffee Reading: Links that Stir Your Heart and Mind (4/1)

I like coffee. I like reading. I like drinking coffee while reading. I like coffee while reading things that stir my heart and mind to delight in, declare, and display the gospel in all of life. Each Saturday, I will be posting three links that aim to do just that. Perhaps as you enjoy your Saturday morning […]