How Should A Christian Respond To School Shootings?

On April 20th, 1999 I was a junior in high school when the Columbine school shooting happened in Littleton, Colorado. Our civics teacher heard about it and turned on the television and allowed our class to watch the media’s response and the news unfolding. I remember wondering how someone my age could be capable of suchContinue reading “How Should A Christian Respond To School Shootings?”

3 Lessons 30 Days After the Oxford High School Shooting 

On November 30th, 2021, a 15 year old sophomore male came out of a bathroom at Oxford High School with a semi-automatic gun his father had given him days prior. He chose to open fire 30 times at his classmates at close range killing four students and inuring six more students and a teacher.  WhenContinue reading “3 Lessons 30 Days After the Oxford High School Shooting “

Why December 7th Should Be The Hardest Day Of The Year For You

Due to living in a broken world and the result of that being heartache and grieving, each person has hard days of their calendar year that they must persevere through.  For some, it’s the day they got divorced.For some, it’s the day they lost a loved one. For some, it’s the day they were diagnosed withContinue reading “Why December 7th Should Be The Hardest Day Of The Year For You”

You’ve Been Baptized, Now What?

In the church I get to serve in, we are honored to watch God move in the lives of so many people. One of the evidences of the Spirit’s movement in our church is witnessing people get immersed.  Some people who are baptized are brand new to Jesus and some who get baptized have lovedContinue reading “You’ve Been Baptized, Now What?”

How To Study The Bible Better For Yourself

As a church leader, I am begging the people I serve to read the Bible daily.  There’s a red flag if church people only lean on the pastor of the church they are a part of to feed them Scripture when they attend worship once a week.  I get grumpy when I skip one mealContinue reading “How To Study The Bible Better For Yourself”

What I Tell Engaged Couples Ahead Of Their Wedding Day

As a pastor I have the privilege of being asked to officiate weddings. When asked to officiate a husband-to-be and a wife-to-be, I sit down with the engaged couple 4-5 times to do some pre-marital counseling with the hopes of preparing them for the greatest human-to-human relationship available from God.  My main goal in counselingContinue reading “What I Tell Engaged Couples Ahead Of Their Wedding Day”

5 Choices For Every Single Woman Desiring Marriage

Single women wanting to marry can feel like finding a godly man is like finding water in the desert. A woman desires marriage but loves Jesus so she prays and waits and even searches for a godly man and as another year goes by she begins to wonder if becoming a wife and becoming aContinue reading “5 Choices For Every Single Woman Desiring Marriage”

The Balance All Men Need

Author John Eldridge says a man’s most key stages of life for emotional development and leadership are the warrior stage and the lover stage. In his warrior stage (late teens into 20’s), he is learning about perseverance. In his lover stage (30’s and 40’s), he is learning about tenderness.  From his late teenage years into hisContinue reading “The Balance All Men Need”

Why I Didn’t Cut My Hair For A Year (How God Brought A Baby Into Our Family)

My wife and I dated each other for less than a year and then were married. We spent the first four years of our marriage investing our time and energy into serving others and getting to know each other before starting a family.  After year four of marriage we were in a small, cold doctor’sContinue reading “Why I Didn’t Cut My Hair For A Year (How God Brought A Baby Into Our Family)”

Finding God’s Will For Your Life (How To Discover Your Calling)

A year ago today, July 15, 2020, I took a lunch break to visit my wife and kids who were hanging out with friends at a nearby splash pad/playground.  Little did I know that my wife, pregnant with triplets, would be rushed to the hospital hours later and be told her water broke and theContinue reading “Finding God’s Will For Your Life (How To Discover Your Calling)”