I don't celebrate Halloween. Never have. There are lots of reasons why, none of which I would want to legislate on someone else. Here are the top three: 1. Halloween was absolutely restricted in my house growing up, so I have no nostalgia attached to this dark "holiday." 2. I'm not into spooky stuff. It's … Continue reading Forget Halloween. Happy Reformation Day!
As a Christian and a father to a biracial boy, what happened to Ahmaud Arbery is quite literally my worst nightmare. I do not have all the facts. I do not know the whole story. But I do know that a man made in the image of God was outnumbered, ambushed, attacked, and murdered in … Continue reading A Brief Response to Ahmad Arbery’s Death
I normally like feeling conflicted at the end of a movie. I love it when the movie ends differently than I expect. I enjoy not knowing who to pull for. I appreciate films that stick in my head for days. I like a good twist. But last night I watched Harriet with my wife. (It's … Continue reading Harriet and Adoptive Parenting
Everybody seems to make it look so easy, you know? It's probably the curse of social media and podcast addiction. It just seems to me that everybody has it all together...except me, of course. In my head, I understand that everybody is faking it. I mean, I realize that being an adult really means just … Continue reading MUSIC MONDAY – Maybe I’m Not Alone After All…
I can count on one hand the number of songs that have made me cry in recent years. Jon Foreman's collaboration with Relient K on Deathbed gets me. So does Foreman's haunting tale of a homeless woman in Somebody's Baby. Shockingly, Lecrae brought me to tears once with Just Like You. When my sister was … Continue reading MUSIC MONDAY: Is He Worthy? ABSOLUTELY!
Bob Dylan has nothing on my favorite songwriter. Jon Foreman writes music that can make you laugh and cry on the same track. Known primarily as the frontman for the excellent rock outfit Switchfoot, Foreman releases music at a prodigious rate. He routinely plays free solo concerts after Switchfoot shows. He has published several collections of … Continue reading MUSIC MONDAY: March 5, 2018
At our church we preach through books of the Bible. We often proclaim that "nothing is better for God's people than God's Word." And we feel the best way to preach God's Word to God's people is by working systematically through books of the Bible. Right now, we are learning from Paul's letter to Titus. … Continue reading RECOMMENDED RESOURCE: Identifying False Teachers
Hello all. It is my sincere intention to post more content on this website. In addition to writing more blog posts/articles/pieces/ramblings, I intend to run a special series or two. The one I'm most excited about is MUSIC MONDAY. Each (most, many, whenever I get to it) Monday(s), I will post a song I've been … Continue reading Introducing MUSIC MONDAY