Websites, media channels, and blogs will give you a plethora of explanations of how marriage should be defined and why, but to understand the biblical view of marriage we need to first understand WHY it's important. Both the Old and New Testaments put an emphasis on this "institution" and it's context in society. They both… Continue reading Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants
I have been a father for six years now and, I hate to admit it, but I feel like most of that time has been spent just floating through fatherhood without much intentionality. I now have three sons: Eli (6), Liam (4), and Ari (1.5). I don't want my life to be focused on the… Continue reading A Dad’s New Year Dedication
Read Part II: Hanukkah & the God-Man "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey." - Frank Burns, Pastor, South Shore Community Church The history of Hanukkah is an amazing story of devotion to God by His people in the midst of apostasy and oppression (see… Continue reading Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application
Read Part 1: Hanukkah Blessings: a Christian Celebration If you're like me then you never really gave much thought to the connection between Jesus and Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights often seemed to me to be little more than another winter holiday that had no bearing on my own life. However, in recent years… Continue reading Hanukkah & the God-Man
Today is Wednesday 17, December 2014. For most Christians in this country (USA), today marks 9 days until Christmas. Only 9 days of shopping left before the big day! However today also marks the first day of Hanukkah, commonly considered the Jewish Christmas-alternative. But Hanukkah is so much more than another not-Christmas holiday. It has… Continue reading Hanukkah Blessings: A Christian Celebration
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I just walked into the bathroom and caught a look at myself in the mirror. My blue shirt has the familiar discoloration of baby spit up. It reminded me of when my oldest son was a newborn and I took him to Starbucks with me to collect a paycheck. The girls I worked with couldn't… Continue reading A Little Bit of Spit Up, or How He Loves