Christian Living

God’s Business?

I keep a moleskin notebook in my back pocket and find myself jotting down different thoughts, cool ideas, or little to-do lists for myself as a way of freeing up brain space for other stuff. Last week I wrote down the thought I want to share this week but I haven’t been able to stop(…)

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Naaman and the Idols of Our Hearts

As our church is going through changes in pastoral staff, I had the opportunity to teach the youth group this week. In teaching on Naaman in the Old Testament, I found a few characters in the story that many of us can relate to, and thought it would be valuable to share. The story of(…)

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Leadership: The 3-12-72 Principle

As many who read my blog will know, my church is in the process of hiring a new pastor. We will vote this week as a congregation to decide whether or not our youth pastor, Josh, will take the job. As the associate pastor, I have been in on the interviewing process, and have enjoyed(…)

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Worship is War

A phrase that I have come to love, and that is becoming a common expression of mine is “Worship is War.” This post isn’t going to be as informative as it will be personal, but I hope it is encouraging nonetheless. Right now I am at a season in life where a lot of things(…)

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Jesus: Comrade in Battle

Can I confess something? Sometimes I struggle with sin… There weren’t as many gasps as I expected there to be, so I guess that means most of you know me. But that isn’t the confession I want to make. My confession is that there are many times I struggle with sin or with various temptations,(…)

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Battling Busyness

I hate the word “busy.” For the last few weeks, and not getting any better in the near future, things have been pretty crazy. My shifts at work have been pushing 12.5 hours regularly. I have been doing some various fundraising for my trip to Uganda this summer. The work for church is, of course,(…)

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Spending Time with Dad

As I look back on all my years growing up, one of the things that bothers me is the fact that me and my dad were never very close. He was busy, I was busy, and I think it was that fact combined with some personality differences that we just tended to live in different(…)

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Biblical Instructions for a National Revival

We need revival in America. I know most of you agree with that statement, but what do we do to make it happen? As I look around America today it seems that the answers given by most churches, and even by the most prominent leaders in Christianity, can be varied greatly. For some the answer is that we believers must(…)

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Studying Theology

For the last few weeks I have spent massive amounts of time studying eschatology or the doctrines of end times. When I say massive amounts, I mean so much time that it has gotten in the way of me doing things I needed to be doing (like writing on this blog, for instance). Now, having(…)

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No Shame

I spend most of my waking hours alone in the truck I drive for work. I am naturally an introvert, so I don’t struggle being alone for so many hours, although it is nice to be around other people when I can. The problem is that I am also an analytic. Those close to me(…)

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