An Advent Meditation for 2013

Advent has long been a rhythm built into the church calendar that seeks to remind us of Christ’s coming. The Scripture readings create in us longing, hope, anticipation, and preparation. While it is certainly intended to function as a good reminder of the birth...

God is Pleased With Humble Prayer

The deeper I go into the Scriptures & heart of God, which are so intricately connected, the more I see the beauty and grandeur of God’s pleasures. Imagine, if you will, discovering that the “cosmic-kill-joy” that you once considered to be god,...

The Top Ten Books that I read in 2013…

In 2013 I think it’s safe to say that I read over 200 books. The fact that I just typed that actually freaks me out a little bit because that means that I averaged reading about 3.85 books a week. Apparently this confirms what everyone suspects: I’m a...

Battling Loneliness is Evidence of the Holy Spirit!

Awhile back I did a series called “Peace in the Valley.” I took texts that addressed doubt, failure, disappointment, and loneliness in order to provide some “pastoral care” through the messages to people who I may not have a chance to meet with...