For some reason we have developed levels or ranks in Christianity. I’m not sure when this started, but it certainly wasn’t in the first century. I think I’ve accurately identified the different level Christians that exist: New Believer Church Goer Church Member Ministry Helper Ministry Leader Deacon Elder Senior Pastor Missionary New Tribes Missionary Again, … More The Great Commission IS Christianity
This is a little more targeted of a blog than I usually do, so after you read it, forward it to either a High School student, Youth Pastor, or the like that might be able to use its insights a bit more. I want to talk about being called into vocational Christian Ministry. This is … More 5 Things Students Can Do to Get Ready for Christian Ministry
30-year mortgages, car loans, credit cards and the like have helped Americans buy homes, have reliable transportation, and make it through those challenging moments for decades now. They have been both a godsend and the bane of western civilization. I regrettably have 21 more years on the first one, 2 too many of the second, … More Why Do We Have Debt When We Have God?
I really wonder if the Bible was being written today would Jesus use marriage as the example for how much he loves His church. Jesus consistently used Bride and Groom analogies to describe His commitment to His Followers; and the Apostle Paul continued on with that analogy in his letters. Yet today, people get divorced … More Why Christian Marriage Matters
In modern times, the use of ever more sophisticated telescopes have revealed more and more of the universe and it has gotten bigger in our minds every year of our existence. In the same way, ever more sophisticated microscopes have revealed more and more of the complex micro-verse that comprises each of our cells down … More The Universe, the Microverse, and the Creator: An Epic Poem
You’ve gotta love Millennials. If you don’t know what they are, this video will explain them to you. Millennials get a bad rap. People think they’re so lazy just because they live at home and don’t have a job. Well their hippie parents told them how special they were their whole life and thus it’s … More What I Learned from Millennial College Students on a Mission Trip
I’ve enjoyed blogging over the past year. I have lots of thoughts and it’s been cathartic to get some of them out. I’m not 100% sure why I blog. I know I want to inform on biblical truths. I know I want to help people integrate those truths into their every day life. I’ve tried … More What I’ve Learned about Christians from a Year of Blogging
Most people ask, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and I’ll give you my answer on that too just for kicks and giggles. But I think the tougher question is in the title. It seems counter-productive for God to allow good things to happen to people who want nothing to do with Him. … More Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?
There’s no doubt I know more about Hell than Heaven. Heaven seems to be mentioned more, but Hell has more variety of descriptors. I’ll analyze this more in a minute, but I guess I want to just start off by rattling off some biblical phrases that come to mind when I think of Heaven and … More Why do I know more about Hell than Heaven?
Boxers want to be the best. God wants to be the only. Your spouse doesn’t want to be your favorite. They want to be your only. God wants the same exclusivity. The most common way to understand what God wants for our life is in regards to priorities. We assume God just wants to be … More God Does NOT Want to Be #1 in Your Life