Regarding Philosophy, or The Depths of the Depraved Mind

"Do you fancy yourself a philosopher?"  I remember being asked that by a friend at the University of South Florida's Tampa campus.  At the time I simply answered yes.  It was a time of walking in my own understanding, a time when I chose to back away from my clear calling into ministry in general… Continue reading Regarding Philosophy, or The Depths of the Depraved Mind

The Glory of Altruism

"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. "Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may… Continue reading The Glory of Altruism

Q&A: Regarding Ashes and Isaiah 61:3

A friend recently asked me about why people used to cover themselves in ashes and as I considered how best to answer her I figured the process God led me through would make a good post as well. She had been directed to Isaiah 61:3 which as most of you probably know has become a… Continue reading Q&A: Regarding Ashes and Isaiah 61:3

Into the Fold

Do you ever stop and think back on your life?  Who are you?  Where have you come from?  Where are you going?  What is your purpose?  Do you have an answer for all of these, or any of them at all?  Now if you are a child of God in Christ, consider what you've become… Continue reading Into the Fold

The Trap of Fear

I have been a Christian for about 8.5 years and I would like to say that I've been able to trust in my God and Savior with my whole heart.  The problem is that is simply not the case.  While I have learned and grown through the years I still have a lot of distrust. … Continue reading The Trap of Fear

Middle-Class Jesus, or the Truth of Sacrifice

"We were settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves."    - David Platt: Radical (p. 7) Here we are.  America, 2012.  The pressing issues in the nation? The economy, presidential elections, gay-rights, and a flurry of other not-so-important issues that each of… Continue reading Middle-Class Jesus, or the Truth of Sacrifice