Ministry Category

Hills to Discern On

There is no shortage of blogs, articles, sermons, status updates, or tweets on any given spiritual topic. In fact, everyone seems to be an authority when it comes to “rightly dividing the word of truth.” The greek and hebrew scholars seem to disagree with the Old Testament and New Testament Scholars respectively. The Baptists disagree […]

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For Sinners

Christ came for sinners. This truth must not be replaced by the veneer of some posh and polished version of redemption. I fear we’ve so sanitized Christianity that we no longer need grace. In so doing, the appearance of redemption has been substituted for the reality of redemption. Searching the scriptures for Christ’s purpose, taking a glimpse […]

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How Then Shall We Engage?

Worldviews and opinions collide. This is an inescapable reality and the notion that everyone and their views can each be equally correct is illogical. However, vitriol is not the way forward in discussing issues and faithfully pursuing truth. How then shall we engage? Christians can navigate a better path forward by engaging biblically, intelligently, and graciously. Biblically Where does the […]

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Suppressed Worship

How can God allow unthinkable tragedy? This is a question that flies like a banner over the world, yet is tucked away in the dark corner of Christian triteness. Perhaps it is time to learn a language other than the shallow phrases we often throw around. Perhaps it is time to “reach out to God […]

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Loving with All Our Mind

Christianity has a perceived reputation of ignorance. Such a perception is only based in reality to the degree that we are ignorant. I have no desire for Christians to carry the caricature of a dunce cap. However, I also understand that many issues have not been truly thought through by the average follower of Christ. […]

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Five Common Mindsets to Avoid in Bible Study

God is worth His word being read, interpreted, and applied well. If you doubt that for a moment, then I recommend reading through Psalm 119 in its entirety. Even if you are convinced of God’s worth and the sufficiency of His word you have likely at times, like myself, approached scripture with a faulty perspective. […]

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Confession, Venting, and Grace

I am a sinful man. There is no denying my natural bent towards my own self-exaltation. God has been exposing me for who I truly am under the scrupulous light of who He is. This process has proven painful and precious. How often have I doubted the sheer power of God’s grace to accomplish His great glories […]

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Overflow

I remember taking physical science in high school and on one occasion we did an experiment to determine if a container was actually full. Our teacher gave instructions to fill the container with water until everyone in the group agreed that is was completely full. She then had each group estimate how many paperclips could […]

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Marvels and Majesty

The achievements of humanity can certainly astound, yet the disparity of progress and foolishness is itself astounding. Is it not remarkable that we can fly to the moon but are incapable of reaching the destination of good sense? We live in an age of marvels. We need a glimpse of majesty. This is perhaps most […]

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Brutal Honesty

Thinking has a tendency to expose uncomfortable realities. In the weeks since stepping down from an official ministry position I have had the opportunity to engage in such reflection. Particularly, my thoughts have centered around what the church is and what the church should be. My heart and mind have grown heavy with the reality […]

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