“It made me wonder if men sharpening men, as proverbs say, is less about behavior modification and more about reminding you of your sanctification found in Christ. I started to consider absolution as a sharpening stone that smoothes the jagged edges of our messed up lives.”
A few years ago I was heading to work in Manhattan. My typical commute involved a bus ride to the … Continue Reading “It’s Just Not Worth It…”
“So here I am, a redeemed sinner, a defeated victor, wrestling a little deeper with the idea of pastor ministry. I think about all that it implies…”
Have you ever heard the term, “inside baseball?” It’s American slang that refers to the minutiae and detailed inner workings … Continue Reading “Inside” Coronavirus
“Now, I have a heart that still functions, because of something outside of me, now placed within me. Something that gave me new life, a new hope.”
Roughly three years ago, I began a journey. The journey was losing weight. I’ve mentioned it in writings here, and … Continue Reading The CHF Articles: Squandering Grace
How many of you Christians out there are barely holding it together?I know the inclination should be towards joy and … Continue Reading The CHF Articles: Un-Joyfully God’s
There aren’t any Christians that wouldn’t cheer the idea of another church. It’s like a rallying cry that the kingdom is … Continue Reading Church Plant Memoirs: Just Another Church?
I saw a beautiful picture of grace yesterday. A real bestowing of favor on someone less deserving. I saw a … Continue Reading The CHF Articles: Grace Twists Braids
Sitting at a dimly lit bar, drinking a Newcastle Ale, I can feel the allure of being here. It’s lunchtime. … Continue Reading What I Found At The Bottom of My Glass…
You see the picture on the right? Some people look at this picture and see the determination of the tree pushing … Continue Reading Life, From Brokenness
[New] The Prosperity That Matters.
I wrote it, but don’t read it, it’ll probably annoy you.
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“This is the Christian life. It’s moving forward in the midst of a lot of little failures…”
Yesterday, I went for a walk during lunch. This walk took me places I hadn’t been in a long time. … Continue Reading Simple Nostalgia
It’s early Sunday morning, and I’m at a gas station just outside of Detroit, filling up for a long drive … Continue Reading My Walmart Purgatory
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Nearly 9:00 PM, and I feel like a prisoner in my car. If there is one … Continue Reading Church Plant Memoirs: What Was I Thinking?