Serving God While Scrubbing Toilets: Another Look at Ministry

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 →

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 →

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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