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February 2017

Social Nakedness: Three Areas We Are Vulnerable (Part One)

A few weeks ago, I took a course on conflict and communication. We discussed the varying levels of communication expounded upon in the book Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?. As I sat there and listened, I began... Continue Reading →


Let Someone Else Pray

2014 was the worst year of my life. By the beginning of the year, my wife and I had been trying to get pregnant for several months. In the late winter and early spring my wife had two miscarriages. They... Continue Reading →

Let Love Be Genuine: Post-Valentine’s Day Review

Valentine's Day is filled with roses, chocolate, and dinner reservations. There are the elaborate surprises from notes or balloons to let someone know how much we care about them. Valentine's Day presents an opportunity to express love and appreciation. For some, this... Continue Reading →

The Table and The Water: Uniting

*Part 3 of 3. Read Part 1 and 2.   I have had the honor of participating in several weddings. A few times standing as an groomsmen, once as the pastor, and once as the groom. Think back to the... Continue Reading →

The Table and The Water: Confirming

*This is part 2 of 3. Read part 1 here* From the Heidelberg Catechism, question 65: "It is through faith alone that we share in Christ and all his benefits: where then does that faith come from?" Answer: "The Holy... Continue Reading →

The Table and The Water: Confusing Church

Church is confusing. After centuries of believers gathering together, some of the practices that we regularly do are quite odd to the outsider. And often to the insider. At face value, baptism and communion are the two of the most unique things... Continue Reading →

Travel Envy: Truth from Travels

Every few weeks, I have the opportunity to travel for my work. I have been to several major cities (Chicago, Atlanta [2x], New York City, Nashville, Little Rock, etc.) and this usually comes up in various conversations. This fall, I had... Continue Reading →

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