25 Things I Would’ve Told Myself Five Years Ago – Part 2

When I originally started writing this post, I only had ten statements that I would’ve told myself. But as I wrote, the list exceeded much more than ten. It soon became fifteen, then twenty, and I’m stopping at twenty-five. Here is the last fifteen of that list: Not everyone does things like you. It isContinue reading “25 Things I Would’ve Told Myself Five Years Ago – Part 2”

25 Things I Would’ve Told Myself Five Years Ago – Part 1

January 1, 2018, began my sixth year of ministry. While I am in no way conveying that I am a veteran minister, have it all together, or know everything there is to know about ministry, I have been dealt my fair share of experiences during these last five years. It was during that time thatContinue reading “25 Things I Would’ve Told Myself Five Years Ago – Part 1”

Discipleship According to Jesus

Jesus was intentional about investing his life into a small group of twelve individuals. Even among larger crowds, the twelve disciples accompanied him throughout his ministry. Some may not realize that Jesus was a Jewish Rabbi. He grew up in the schools of Jewish traditions where he would study under other Rabbis to eventually becomeContinue reading “Discipleship According to Jesus”

Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

“Unhealthy digital addictions flourish because we fail to see the consequences.”[1] In 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, Reinke outlines for us distinct ways in which our digital age and smartphone addictions hinder us, not only from human flourishing but, from spiritual growth and sanctification. This book served as a wake-up call for me. When weContinue reading “Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You”

Jonah: A Theology of Judgment, God’s Unending Love for All People, and Ourselves.

  The book of Jonah is unlike any other prophecy book in the Old Testament Scriptures. Throughout the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament canon, we see the prophet’s message at the forefront. But in the book of Jonah, we see the prophet at the forefront, not his message. Although his message is wovenContinue reading “Jonah: A Theology of Judgment, God’s Unending Love for All People, and Ourselves.”