We have a lot in common. My graduation year had two two’s and two zeroes as you have (2002). This will only happen one more time this millennia in the year 2200. However, the more important shared experience is that we are both leaving high school. You the student are graduating and I the teacher … More To The Class of 2020
21 Years by TobyMac is filled with transparency, honesty and hope of the promised life to come in Christ. I can’t get enough of this song, after listening to it a dozen times I finally took the time to read the lyrics. I needed to feel it before I could analyze it. There are so … More Just Across the Jordan
The stirring of a story that would become The Last Day of Regret. Looking back on this year and what occurred; one milestone moment in my life was publishing my first book. A 10-month process came to fruition in mid-April. I received my first box of freshly printed copies of my long awaited memoir and … More Scars & Pink Hearts
Kanye west has been wading through Hollywood and the media for almost two decades and has learned a thing or two. I don’t think he is making his decisions on a whim or one single experience. He stands for several things as a black male artists and it seems that his family of four children … More Kanye West: Don’t Shoot the Messenger
I recently came across a cartoon with a quote about something Jesus might have said to people. “The difference between you and me is that you use scripture to define love, I use love to define scripture.” You can view it here! It sounds amazing because the focus of love is our culture’s top attribute. … More God is love, but what is love? (Que the music)
Sometimes we confuse loving God first, with loving the church, and in order to love God we sacrifice our family for the church. This is not biblical and a root problem for young men in ministry today. If you are a young pastor, quit your job before you quit your life. Stop hiding behind church, … More Young Pastors…Put Your Family Before the Church!
Christmas is the first advent, I believe there are four advents. Two more that proceed Jesus’ birth and one still to come. … More The 4th Advent
My friend Brian Grayum over at Dark Roast Dawns is the feature of my blog this week. We decided to do a Blog Swap, where we answer similar questions that each other has about the other. His blog, Dark Roast Dawns, is a thoughtful and inspiring set of writings and anecdotes. I’ve known Brian for … More Blog Swap with Dark Roast Dawns
A critique of a popular song about the prodigal son. … More Christian Songs Gone Wrong Part 1
Is the concept of substitutionary atonement biblical? Many Christians are starting to question a foundational concept in scripture that has been believed for two thousand years. Here is a defense of our faith. … More Is Substitutionary Atonement Necessary?