The Purpose of Hardship

Reflections on walking through hardship from James 1:2-4.

Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much

I have three sons: Eli (7), Liam (5), and Ari (2.5). We have a lot of fun together but like every family we have our share of conflicts. Thankfully because of their ages they are minor and usually inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, however we do take things like disrespect and disobedience quiteContinue reading “Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much”

An Honest Response to John Pavlovitz

A dear friend of mine sent me a text this afternoon with a link to a blog post he had read and a question, What are your thoughts on this?  The post, which was published yesterday by John Pavlovitz, was titled My Emancipation from American Christianity.  If you haven’t read it, please do.  While IContinue reading “An Honest Response to John Pavlovitz”

10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller | Desiring God

Well hello again friends, my apologies for the prolonged absence.  Life has been crazy with work, school, family, etc. and I’ve kind of dropped the ball with writing.  Before getting into anything too big, I wanted to share with all of you a very encouraging interview I just read between two men that I highlyContinue reading “10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller | Desiring God”

A Father’s Day Reflection

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while have heard bits and pieces of the story with my father.  My biological father passed away when I was a year old.  I grew up with my amazing grandfather as the male influence in my life and when I was eleven my motherContinue reading “A Father’s Day Reflection”

A Game of Thrones, or Pledging Allegiance to…

I’m not a fan of the Game of Thrones series.  I’ve never watched an episode but I read a little bit of the book and it wasn’t really my cup of tea.  Given that I’m not a fan, I think most people have heard about the outrage over the shows depicting the rape of oneContinue reading “A Game of Thrones, or Pledging Allegiance to…”

Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones

“They said they were sorry.  They picked up their toys with force and temper.  They mouthed ‘yes, sir.’  Though you’ve taught them the form of what to feel, do, and say, you recognize in these moments how helpless you are to change their hearts.  This is when we need the same thing Ezekiel did thatContinue reading “Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones”

An Introduction to Bible Prophecy

Prophecy has been something that has captivated mankind for centuries.  It’s a mystery that is found in the lore of civilizations around the world, often times as related to a religion (though not always).  Prophecy, as it’s typically understood, can be categorized as a predictive forecast of an event or series thereof.  That, then, begsContinue reading “An Introduction to Bible Prophecy”

Yom Hashoah, or Jesus, Joseph & The Holocaust

Sundown marks a very important day for not just Israel, but for all Jews around the world.  The day is Yom Hashoah, known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It commemorates the systematic extermination of Europe’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany during World War II. Shoah, Not Holocaust For the sake of you, the reader,Continue reading “Yom Hashoah, or Jesus, Joseph & The Holocaust”