Five Reflexive Thoughts We Must Address in Light of Charlottesville: An Encouragement to White Christians

Have you felt unsure about how to engage on the issues of race in conversations with others or online? You definitely condemn racism and white supremacy. But you're not sure what else to say and how else to respond. Following the recent events in Charlottesville, I've found this true for many people, but especially white … Continue reading Five Reflexive Thoughts We Must Address in Light of Charlottesville: An Encouragement to White Christians

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Don’t Waste Your College

Summer is almost over. The semester will soon begin. Perhaps it’s your first semester in college or your last. Your schedule will be full of new classes. You will interact with new people. You will experience new opportunities. You will have renewed focus and desires… to grow in your education to grow in your friendships … Continue reading Don’t Waste Your College

A Prayer for Your Local Community College

School is back in session. Students are gearing up for a busy Fall schedule complete with class, football games, and campus-wide events. They are learning the customs and traditions of their schools. Their parents have raided the campus bookstore for the most recent school apparel and gear. Freshman are getting the hang of dorm life … Continue reading A Prayer for Your Local Community College

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

Reflecting on SBC 2017: Three Things We Must Do

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, AZ is in the books. I spent most of my Lyft drives in Phoenix either trying to share the gospel or explain how the SBC works. The former was easier than the latter in most cases! Three years ago, I responded to the call … Continue reading Reflecting on SBC 2017: Three Things We Must Do

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 […]

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