The Purpose of Hardship

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

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Proverbs Omnibus #4

The Blessings of Faithfulness “So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it, but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of […]

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 highly […]

Standing for Something, or You Are Not Alone

Do you ever feel like you’re just drifting along and when you finally speak up about what you see happening in the world those around you tell you to stop overreacting, or to be more tolerant?  If so, I want you to know that you are not alone. I’ve been feeling this way for sometime […]

Blogging Thru Song: Breaking Benjamin- Ashes of Eden

It’s been a while since we’ve had a song post, so here you go.  There’s not much for me to add to this one.  There have been times when I turned away from God to follow my own desires, a tale common within Western Christianity.  Allow this song to be an encouragement to you, especially […]

A Time for Repentance, or a Note to the Body

You’ve heard it a thousand, thousand times.  “We are all called to repentance.” The pastor says.  “Repent!  For the kingdom of God is at hand!” The missionary quotes.  “Repent!  Turn away from your wickedness before it’s too late!” Proclaims the street corner soapbox preacher. My definition of repentance is the action of ceasing one’s sin, […]

Sweet Carolina, or What’s Making Charleston Different from Ferguson and Baltimore

I have no doubt that you’ve heard a lot about the events of the past week in Charleston, SC and the subsequent debate about the Confederate Battle Flag at the State House in Columbia.  The talking heads have yammered on about racist America and the hatred that is flows through every street since the Trayvon […]

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 one […]

Left Wing/RightWing: A Christian Political Scientist’s Review of Modern Politics

I am a political junkie.  I am a student of political science and I watch the news far more often than I probably should, but I like knowing what’s going on and being able to engage in discussions that the power players are having.  That being said, I’ve recognized that for most Americans political speak […]

Prophecy Watch: News Reports of Strange Trumpet Sounds in the Sky

I’ve read blogs, seen videos, and heard audio from people around the world talking about these crazy horn-like sounds coming from the sky.  The sound is described as deafening and lasts for several minutes.  I’ve not touched on this in the past because most readers would blow it off as non-sense but now that well […]