30 for 30: Lessons on Life and Ministry

There is something about turning thirty that makes you reflect. You realize that you have lived a significant amount of life, but you still—Lord willing—have a lot more life to live. You have lived long enough to learn a few things, but you still feel like you have so much to learn. You have lived … Continue reading 30 for 30: Lessons on Life and Ministry

A Prayer for Father’s Day

Gracious Father, You are the Father we long for and need. You have shown your love and grace to us through your Son, Jesus Christ. Through him we have access to you as our Father. By your Spirit which dwells within us, we cry, "Abba! Father!" Oh what joy it is to be adopted into … Continue reading A Prayer for Father’s Day

Teens & Sexuality: Addressing Sexuality with Teenagers

In our families and in our churches, we are far too often late to the conversation about sexuality with our teenagers and reactionary once we speak up. This should not be the case. The kitchen table and living room are perhaps the best places for this discussion. And the church is called to equip its … Continue reading Teens & Sexuality: Addressing Sexuality with Teenagers

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 […]

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

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 […]