The Bible has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. I don't know how many I've owned over the years, but I feel that I've always perceived it one way: it's God's word, given to us from heaven, good for everything that we can ever come across. Of course, that … Continue reading Re-Imaging the One Who Created the Image: A Review of Pete Enns’ “How the Bible Actually Works”
As I perused Facebook and Twitter today, I got sick. I think I ate too much beef. My feeds today were filled with all sorts of arguments, squabbles, disagreements, outrage and, as the kids say these days, “beef.” Franklin Graham and Lady Gaga. Cardi B — I’m still not entirely sure who that is — … Continue reading Social Media Drives Me Bonkers. But I’m Sticking with It. And I Think You Should Too.
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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
I've always been fascinated by the art of spoken word. You put together a poem and throw some music behind it, and it's powerful and has a message. So this weekend when I was in Virginia for a wedding and had some free time on my hands, I went to Appamattox and shot some video … Continue reading ‘Know’ – A Spoken Word
"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’