Personal Proverbs (Updates Ongoing)

"Patience favors the lazy." "Every scar is a story." (Both physical and mental) "Vulnerability is the shortcut to humanity." "The best gift you can give someone is to listen to them until you fully understand them." "If you separate yourself from a group at any disagreement, how can you lead them? You can't lead a … Continue reading Personal Proverbs (Updates Ongoing)

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Someone

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Hi guys, it's been a while. I think I decided that I wanted to change up the content of the site a tiny bit - being able to post detailed "sermons" on biblical teaching regularly will be a bit of a challenge.  I'm going to update things with a bit more slice-of-life everyday occurrences, journal … Continue reading The Greatest Gift You Can Give Someone

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Good Samaritan? How this Story Illustrates the Gospel

Introduce yourself Introduce the topic When asked about who and how we should love, Jesus tells a story of radical love - how a Samaritan goes out of his way to show love to a Jew, his cultural enemy. Before we get into the story, though, we have to understand what makes this story significant … Continue reading Good Samaritan? How this Story Illustrates the Gospel

Blind Faith is Not Biblical – We Need Truth and We Need Proof

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As an ex-atheist, I have the unique vantage point necessary to say this: popular Christianity in America has failed atheists and has failed the rational seeker. Now, I want to say that this will likely be a very cutting post, but I do mean this from a place of love, saying "We need to be … Continue reading Blind Faith is Not Biblical – We Need Truth and We Need Proof

Truth is Controversial. So was Jesus.

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There will be those who will tell us that it's arrogant to say that our worldview is right, and someone else's is wrong. That we're claiming to have a monopoly on the truth. History is written by the victors, isn't it? That might be your truth, but it's not my truth. Is truth even knowable? … Continue reading Truth is Controversial. So was Jesus.

Good News! – What is the Story of the Gospel?

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Hi, I just wanted to provide you guys with the most basic form of the gospel, told in a story format. I hope this proves to be a great evangelism tool (People love stories!) as well as provide some closure on the central storyline of the Bible. This is just a bare bones, dry skeleton … Continue reading Good News! – What is the Story of the Gospel?

What Daniel can teach us about Humility, Respect, and Being too exhausted for God

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Hey if anybody’s down to do a little extra reading and Bible study, I highly recommend the book of Daniel! I'm here to give a brief synopsis and a little bit of context to flesh it out, but I highly recommend going to read it right after! Daniel is one of my favorite OT prophets … Continue reading What Daniel can teach us about Humility, Respect, and Being too exhausted for God

The Case for Preaching Borrowed or Redundant Sermons

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I think that there's a huge pressure on pastors in America today to come up with a new thing for each sermon: for each sermon to be original, and drafted from the growing experience of the pastor. I respectfully disagree. What's wrong with preaching the same message if it still needs to be heard?  What's … Continue reading The Case for Preaching Borrowed or Redundant Sermons