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The Church—Our Place of Safety

“We do not fully feel the wonder of the passage from death to life which takes place in the new birth till we see it as a transition, not simply out of condemnation into acceptance, but out of bondage and destitution into the ‘safety, certainty, and enjoyment’ of the family of God.”

By |October 21st, 2014|Church|0 Comments

New Birth, New Life

This past week my wife (Brianne) and I announced we are pregnant with our first child, who is due to be born in late April 2015. It is an exhilarating and terrifying reality. I cannot believe that I am going to be a daddy.

It’s fantastic!

With that amazing news in mind, I wanted to share […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Salvation|1 Comment

God is Listening

Below is a sample chapter of my new book, Spirit-Filled Truth. You can preorder your copy today!


“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Doubt Knocks on Your Door

When Doubt Knocks on Your Door

This past year a dear friend of mine from college ended up denying their faith in Jesus Christ. Over a few year period, they felt compelled by their own research and experience to gradually fall into disbelief. To them, the presence of a Creator God who manifested himself in […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Darkness, Trust|0 Comments

What Did You Expect? : 4 Things I Wish…

4 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a Christian

I came to believe that Jesus Christ was the risen son of God when I was 18 years old. But when I did, I had many unhealthy and unrealistic expectations. Some of these came from my own preconceived notions of Christianity, while many […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Skin Color and Injustice: Our Sick Desire to be Blind to It

I pulled up my Facebook homepage yesterday and I saw something that shocked me. My news feed was filled with hundreds (I am not exaggerating!) of videos of my Facebook “friends” pouring buckets of ice-cold water over themselves. I saw friends from college, church leaders I respect, and random strangers indulged in this, what […]

By |August 22nd, 2014|Darkness|0 Comments

5 Ways To Grow in a Season of Waiting

Slowing Down to Speed Up

Don’t you hate it when your sitting at a red light and you can see the light just a few blocks down the road turn green, and think, “If this light would turn green and I floor it, I might just make the next light”? But, low and behold, just […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Christian Living, Humility, Identity|0 Comments

Cover Design for Spirit-Filled Truth

Hey everyone. I am working on creating the cover art for my book, Spirit-Filled Truth. Check it out and tell me what you think!

By |April 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Post on : 7 Actions

Check out my article on Rick Warren’s leadership website, :

7 Actions to Engage the Men in your Church


By |March 12th, 2014|Christian Living, Church, Church Planting, Community|0 Comments

Crossfit & Church : Oddly Familiar

“Check your ego at the door. It doesn’t matter where you finish, only that you finish with integrity and give it a solid effort. Leave the Gym better than when you walked in. Head high and be proud, this stuff is Hard.”


The above quote is infamously known to almost every “crossfitter.” […]

By |January 9th, 2014|Church, Community, Identity|0 Comments