Christian Culture

The Need for Transparency within Christianity.

Hey guys! Hope you've been enjoying the stuff I've been writing. There's a book I've been working on that is tentatively titled Transparent: Be Vulnerable. Especially When It Hurts. This is the rough draft of the introduction. I'd love your feedback on it. Check it out below: I don’t know if you, reader, have ever listened to… Continue reading The Need for Transparency within Christianity.

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Personal Reflection

Three Tips for Maintaining a ‘Solid’ Beard

Note: So normally my posts are about spiritual things, encouraging songs or Bible verses or convicting passages, even sometimes touching on music. This is none of those things.  I was having a conversation with my brother today about facial hair - which happens once in a while - and he said that my beard was… Continue reading Three Tips for Maintaining a ‘Solid’ Beard

Music, The Bible

The Truths in the Greatest Christian Rap Album I’ve Ever Heard, Part 1

That's a pretty bold statement for sure. But God has used Trip Lee's The Good Life to pour truth into my life when I needed it. And I want to share with you each song and the truths found in each of them. Thanks to Rapzilla.com for having a listening session with each on their front… Continue reading The Truths in the Greatest Christian Rap Album I’ve Ever Heard, Part 1

Music, The Bible

Putting the Crucifixion in Perspective

I had a friend tell me once that she struggled watching The Passion of the Christ as put in Christian worship artist Matt Papa’s music video for his song “It Is Finished.” To be honest, I didn’t disagree with her. It’s violent, bloody and uncomfortable. The truth of the matter is, the death and suffering… Continue reading Putting the Crucifixion in Perspective

Music, The Bible

The Most Beautiful Marriage…But The Bride Cheats

One of the best metaphors in the Bible, I think, is the metaphor that Christ and the church are married like a husband and a wife, respectively. It's found in Ephesians 5:22-25 and 32. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as… Continue reading The Most Beautiful Marriage…But The Bride Cheats

Cultural Observations, Music, The Bible

The Perversion of Manhood, Part 1

The one thing that I am super passionate about in life is Jesus Christ. Below that, and right below that, is seeing young men, men in general actually, become on fire for Christ and treat women with respect, bring home the bacon and work their tails off to provide for their families and glorify God.… Continue reading The Perversion of Manhood, Part 1

Music

I Am a Whore, I Do Confess

Christian musician Derek Webb got in a bit of hot water in the Christian music community in 2003 when he released his album She Must and Shall Go Free. The song “Wedding Dress” included the uses of the word “whore” and “bastard” in these contexts: “I am a whore, I do confess, but I put… Continue reading I Am a Whore, I Do Confess

Music, The Bible

When Did Love Become Unmoving? When Did Love Become Unconsuming?

Part of being a Christian is dying to yourself. Such a common phrase for sure. Romans 6:8 says, "Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him." We are supposed to die to our selfish desires and follow Christ solely. Sidewalk Prophets' song "You Can Have Me" has… Continue reading When Did Love Become Unmoving? When Did Love Become Unconsuming?

Other Books, The Bible

The Heart of the Contrite

"For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: 'I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite." - Isaiah… Continue reading The Heart of the Contrite