How Are You Doing? A Mid-Year Check Up and Some Resources for the Rest of the Year

The year is half way over.  Do you remember your New Year resolutions? You might have tried to forget them back in February. Or you might still be chipping away at them. Either way, the half way point of the year is a good time for a check up. It's a time to reflect on … Continue reading How Are You Doing? A Mid-Year Check Up and Some Resources for the Rest of the Year

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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

Book Notes: The Company We Keep by Jonathan Holmes

Friendship. What comes to your mind when you hear that word? You might be painfully aware of your lack of friends. Or you may be grateful to be thriving in healthy, biblical friendships. Most likely, you find yourself somewhere in between these two options. You probably have some friends, some you might even consider close. Most likely, you've experienced some of the challenges and joys of friendship. If you are anything like me, you've felt the need to be a better friend and have wondered if your friendships are all they should be, all that God desires them to be. If any of this fit your experience, The Company We Keep by Jonathan Holmes will help you better understand, pursue, cultivate biblical friendships.