In 2018 I wrote an article titled, Redefining Christian 'Ministry': A Treatise for the Layman where I talk about what the word "ministry (diakonia)" means in Greek (the language the New Testament was originally written in) and how that can apply to any and all of us. This post will be a sort of long... Continue Reading →
Expectations: How to (Not) Become Angry at God
Sometimes we can do everything right and still bad things happen. How do we keep from getting angry with God when this happens?
Pursued by God: How COVID Brought Me Back to Jesus
As I mentioned in my last post (that happened to break a 4+ year blog silence), The Ice-Breaker Article: When Beliefs Become Your Own, these past few years I've spent re-examining my beliefs. And have arrived back at Jesus once again. But how that happened, especially these past three years I've been sober, is a... Continue Reading →
The Ice-Breaker Article: When Beliefs Become Your Own
But there must come in a time when each of us must have beliefs that are ours, our very own, and not someone else’s. This idea of following someone else’s beliefs has led to much pain and anguish in my own life. I have placed men on pedestals—and they always eventually fall off those pedestals. For the only One that is worthy of that pedestal is God alone.
Redefining Christian ‘Ministry’: A Treatise for the Layman
What is ministry? A question I've pondered quite a bit since I first became a Christian in 2008. The Western Church's definition of ministry is essentially a vocational office held by a paid, educated professional. But what's the definition within the context of Scripture--especially that of the New Testament? Typically, when we hear the word ministry, we think... Continue Reading →
The Better Way: A Quick Word on Serving Jesus
Hello folks! Sorry it's been awhile since I've published anything on this site. My wife, Heather, and I have been extremely busy. We've also been learning a lot about Jesus and walking with Him as a couple. I do plan on continuing to contribute to this blog. In fact, I have a lot of ideas... Continue Reading →
How the Truth Sets Us Free
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32 NIV) This is a common saying among many believers and non-believers alike. I've used it many times. Though, to be honest, I just thought it sounded good...and spiritual. You know, Jesus said it, so it must mean something. But I... Continue Reading →
What God Enjoys Most (Part II of the Enjoying God Series)
In Scripture, we, the church, are described in several different phrases: the body of Christ, the ekklesia, the assembly, fellowship of the Firstborn, and a few others. But one particular phrase I’ve kind-of always had a hard time with (up until recently) was Bride of Christ, or the Wife of the Lamb. Namely, because I... Continue Reading →
Food, Joy, and God: How to Enjoy God
Lately, I have been struck deeply by a part of God’s nature that it is literally transforming my life and walk, both in spiritual matters, and in “day-to-day” matters. It is the nature of God’s pleasure and in His delightfulness. There is a vast, and indeed infinite, amount of joy to be experienced in His wonderful, boundless love!
What I Learned About Jesus While High on Drugs
”...’Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’...there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Luke 15:6b-7) I have learned a lot during my 28 years of life. A lot of good things. A lot of fruitful things--many unfruitful... Continue Reading →
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