Digital Discipleship 101: The First Steps for the New American Believer to Take

I get asked often on advice for new Believers in beginning their journey of faith. In this post I may interchange the word “new” for “young” but I’m not referring to numerical age, but rather simply referring to someone’s lack of experience in their Christian walk. I actually think Americans have some unique challenges when … More Digital Discipleship 101: The First Steps for the New American Believer to Take

Time to Rethink How the Church Addresses Addiction

Let me make this clear. I’m not your therapist and especially not your psychiatrist. I guess I’m just your (online) pastor. So in no way take my discussion of addiction to mean that if you are in need of any type of counseling or prescribed medication that you should alter anything without consulting a doctor … More Time to Rethink How the Church Addresses Addiction

Why Christians Should Send Their Teens to Camp

I’m sure there are some reasons that Christian Camps are detrimental, but I’ll let someone else be Debbie Downer. I love camp. I love everything about camp. Teenagers are over-worked, over-stressed, and over-stimulated. The norm for a teenager is an inconsistent 65 hours of sleep meaning they get 5 hours some nights and 11 hours … More Why Christians Should Send Their Teens to Camp

Stop Praying the Lord’s Prayer and Start Actually Praying

It’s kind of funny to me that pastors pray the Lord’s Prayer in church. The whole point of Jesus sharing this prayer was to not just say some memorized prayer, but instead pray like this. So we turned around and just memorized that prayer instead. Awesome. Prayer is the coolest thing in the world. We … More Stop Praying the Lord’s Prayer and Start Actually Praying

Uh Oh, I Might Have Found a Mistake in the Bible

So you think you found an error in Scripture. Quick, what do you do? A) Become an Atheist Seems a little extreme, but the truly committed non-believer thinks that every Christian is but a un-crossed “t” or an un-dotted “i” away from throwing their faith in the garbage like left-over Taco Bell that got stuck … More Uh Oh, I Might Have Found a Mistake in the Bible