For the last year or so, some of my students have been discussing the possibility of me starting a YouTube channel in which I discuss and answer questions about Jesus. When the discussion first started, it seemed like a fun challenge to take on, but with teaching full-time and working on my PhD, there just … Continue reading Just Like Riding a Bike
The gospel is confrontational. Just this week while having coffee with a friend, I was discussing the fact that there is never really a time when the gospel is not confrontational. Unfortunately in America, it is sometimes fairly simple to present a “gospel” message that seems harmless and is relatively easy to accept and claim. … Continue reading The Refining Process
In 2004 I discovered Jesus. I discovered that Jesus was everything I had been desiring; I discovered that He met my every need. That truth has not changed, I just have to often remind myself of His sufficiency. That same summer of 2004, I prayed for a team of students who were spreading the gospel … Continue reading Why I Love Volunteer Missions Teams
I really like the book of 1 John. Specifically chapter 4. It’s just really good stuff. I mean the whole bible is really good stuff, but today I want to highlight 1 John, because it was first highlighted to me. As you will see, I am following a trend. Even though I am … Continue reading Experience, Proclaim, Rejoice
What. A. Day. Today we hopped a train up to Florence. We unexpectedly took a short tour of Florence, which included the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, all to arrive at church 20 minutes later than we could have. It was a nice walk, no one complained, the kids got ice cream, and we still made … Continue reading Days that make you go whew.
Today has been a day of many interesting happenings. My day began with finding a scorpion in the bathroom, right next to my foot. Do I even need to continue? Charlie was just telling me the other night about finding a few scorpions in the house a few months back. He hadn’t seen any since then. … Continue reading Interesting Happenings
I didn’t tell you that yesterday’s post was Part 1, but this is Part 2. So, that automatically makes yesterday’s post Part 1. Clearly unintended. I was thinking last night and this morning about my blog yesterday. I realized a crucial part was missing. I don’t want everyone walking from my blog thinking that I am … Continue reading Challenged and Convicted Pt. 2