So I’m still in Israel as I write this and shawarma and falafel are still working their way through my digestive tracks, but I feel like I have enough ammunition to convince you to go. Speaking of ammunition, I heard so many warn me about coming to such a dangerous and politically explosive place. I … More 4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Israel
I look back fondly on high school and college. Playing sports is definitely something I miss. Fantasy Football doesn’t nearly cover all my competitive instincts. Scheduled lunchtime with friends every day is pretty great too. Also, I literally took a less paying job in order to get summers off again. I don’t know how regular … More Advice for the Class of 2017
This is a guide for people who want to stop. I don’t know what statistics I want to believe. Ballpark guess, if you grew up with a computer (i.e. under 35), I think 95% of men were addicted to pornography at some point, and I guess probably about 25% of women. I’m no expert on … More Step-by-Step to Overcoming a Porn Addiction
I think we take the idea of having the faith of a child to mean that we just have to believe whatever someone tells us. We just need to have the faith of a child. Children believe that storks brings babies, that a fat guy can fit down a chimney, and that if you give … More What My Kids Taught Me about Having the Faith of a Child?
Jesus is beyond a super hero. Super hero’s are limited by our imaginations. Jesus is not. If His miracles recorded in the Bible aren’t clues enough. He can do anything. Here’s just some of what his miracles reveal: He can change the molecular composition of objects, duplicate matter, eliminate pathogens, repair dead tissue, alter his … More Why Does Jesus Use People to Accomplish His Will?
There are lots of reasons to not go to church, but here are the Top 10 reasons why you should suck-it up and go anyway. 10) It Could Change the Way You Feel If you don’t go this time, what makes you think you’ll want to go next week. You never know, something might be … More Why You Should Go To Church Even If You Don’t Feel Like It
From the makers of Sham Wow, the George Foreman Grill, the Snuggie, Pre-Blessed Food, and Bow-Flex now present Insane Devos! Has your devotional time grown stale? It’s time to change it up a bit! But there are so many different devotionals out there. What do you choose? Insane Devos! is a 2-tiered program that will … More Take Your Devotions from Mundane to Insane!
I personally have mixed feelings about church membership. I remember going through the Purpose Driven Life’s 30-Days of Purpose with my church when I was but a precocious Bible College Student. The Bible Study material brought out topics such as: Evangelism, Discipleship, Worship, Preaching, and Membership. I remember thinking how Sesame Street taught me. (sing … More Pros and Cons to Church Membership: Yes There Are Pros and Cons
I think this is a challenging question for many Christians. Is there certain material that as a Christian we just shouldn’t watch? I guess for some it’s not challenging at all because they just see whatever movie they want. I’m a straight shooter. I find total honesty makes my life easier. So here it is, … More A Christian’s Movie Standards: Joe’s Thoughts
I spent most of my life thinking of Sunday as the end of the weekend. Monday started my week. I went so far as shifting “Sunday” to the far right side on my iCal calendar on my iPhone. It just helped me to better visualize my week. What about you? In your life, is Sunday … More Does Sunday End Your Week or Start It? or (How to Get the Most Out of Church)