Fighting Busyness During the Holidays

Life can be busy and stressful, especially during the holidays. School is stressful for your children, which stresses you out. Sickness levels the house, which is followed by unexpected bills.  You're stressed out that you're stressed out and not enjoying time with your family. Christmas parties start to pile up, along with all the white elephant gifts … Continue reading Fighting Busyness During the Holidays

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Book Notes: Our Secular Age

How can the church be faithful in its mission to bear witness to Jesus Christ in our secular age? Are we asking the right questions? Do we really understand the context in which we are serving? How can we communicate the gospel in a way that addresses the real concerns and questions of this generation? … Continue reading Book Notes: Our Secular Age

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Listen Up: A Needed Skill for Evangelism and Discipleship

“Christianity demands that we have enough compassion to learn the questions of our generation.” – Francis Schaeffer Do you hear what Schaeffer is saying? Our witness and discipleship requires that we understand the questions our generation is asking. To understand these questions, we must listen. However, Schaeffer puts his finger on our problem, which is … Continue reading Listen Up: A Needed Skill for Evangelism and Discipleship

Discerning the Error and Opportunity of The Shack: Reflection and Resources

As The Shack comes comes to the big screen, I hope we will not only discern its error but that we will also discern the opportunity it provides us to share about our God who draws near to us in our suffering and speaks to us through His Son and the Scriptures.