I Read 2 John in 5 Minutes. Here’s 3 Takeaways.

I read 2 John this morning. It was pretty easy. I mean, it's only 13 verses, five of them are greetings and goodbyes. But while I read it, I came across three things that challenged me today, that inspired me and made me think. "Some of your children walking in the truth" First of all, the whole "walking in" phrase related to … Continue reading I Read 2 John in 5 Minutes. Here’s 3 Takeaways.

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The Books I Read in 2018 (And I Ranked Them)

So I read more books in 2018 than I've read in a year in a long time. Maybe it's due to my wife, who devours book, or maybe I've just decided to educate myself more than I wanted to in the past. For whatever reason, here I am, with the 12 books I read in … Continue reading The Books I Read in 2018 (And I Ranked Them)

God Is Greater Than Satan. Duh. And We Benefit.

Image courtesy of Calvary Chapel Birmingham I think sometimes, as Christians, we can overemphasize how much we give up to follow Jesus the way we do. God asks us to lay down our lives for Him. It's all over the place in the Bible. Take up your cross and follow me, Jesus says. The woman … Continue reading God Is Greater Than Satan. Duh. And We Benefit.

God Can Handle Your Questions

As a journalist, I make my living asking questions.  Questions are important. Questions are vital to our lives because, as limited humans, we don’t know everything we need to know, and we don’t know most of the things we want to know. A lot of times in journalism and reporting, it’s about asking the right … Continue reading God Can Handle Your Questions

The Death of Nuance: Max Baer, Hollywood, Modern America and the Church

One of my favorite books is Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History. It follows the lives of boxers James J. Braddock and Max Baer leading up to their 1935 heavyweight title bout, which Braddock won in upset fashion. Braddock, a New Jersey native, was one of the best … Continue reading The Death of Nuance: Max Baer, Hollywood, Modern America and the Church

Why I Can’t Always Write About Jesus…and Why I Love the MCU

So I don't write about things other than Jesus on this blog very often. And there's a reason. I want you to think that I'm super-spiritual, that I only think about Jesus and the Bible and God day and night and day and night. But I'm gonna be honest with you: that's not all I … Continue reading Why I Can’t Always Write About Jesus…and Why I Love the MCU

The Emotional Turmoil of A Truly-Held Belief: A Review of Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’

"I can take that Bible and denounce what I'm teaching." - Carlton Pearson, NPR I don't write a lot of movie reviews, at least not anymore. I used to write a ton. But I'm taking it back up because "Come Sunday," a new movie on Netflix, challenged me, my heart and my faith in a … Continue reading The Emotional Turmoil of A Truly-Held Belief: A Review of Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’

When Your Sin Doesn’t Go Away

Whenever I get sick — cough, allergies, fever, etc. — I think it's never going to go away. I sink into it. I'm of the mindset that I will be sick for the rest of my life and nothing will ever change. I'm always going to have this cough, this nausea, etc. I don't know … Continue reading When Your Sin Doesn’t Go Away

When You Find Out You Have an Enemy

When I was growing up, even into high school and college, I would read psalms and other passages of Scripture and not be able to relate to when there were references to "enemies." I never had enemies. There was a guy that I didn't really get along with for most of high school — God … Continue reading When You Find Out You Have an Enemy