If you take some time to read through the New Testament, one thing becomes clear very quickly. Growth in that time was exponential. Reading through Acts, stories of mass conversion fly from the pages, droves of people come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. The sheer estimated numbers of the early church’s growth (which I will not quote here but you can find on this page) are extraordinary. For one who… Read More

Last year, I wrote about five things that I’d learned from being in a relationship for two years. (read it here!). As today is our three year anniversary, I asked myself the question again. Certainly, to those of you married and celebrating anniversaries into the double digits, this post may not be as revolutionary as it is to those of us who are still testing the metaphorical water, but nevertheless, I feel… Read More

Old Testament, New Testament, what is the real difference between the two? What happened to the people who lived before Christ? Why was it necessary that Christ die for our sins? This is the first of two posts with the purpose of answering these questions. To begin, we need to address the core issue at the center of all of these questions. Sin. Sin, put simply, results in separation from God. God is perfectly holy,… Read More

Moving on. A difficult thing to do. For the past three years, I have lived comfortably in my family’s home, working on a degree online, and generally enjoying myself. Now, that degree is finished. The future has always seemed like exactly that… the future. Some distant place that would occur someday. Not to say that I didn’t wish for it. My entire life I’ve pushed to be older, wiser, respected, and known…. Read More

Who am I?  Each one of us asks this question. In fact, if we are being honest, it is most surely the question that we each ask the most. Every day, we are confronted by new things, new ideas, new thoughts about how we should look, how we should act, how we should be, or shouldn’t be. Even those of us who proclaim abstinence publicly from this kind of thinking become introspective when… Read More

It seems to me that every day, I encounter yet another person who is trying to sell me something. My inbox buzzes all day with new products, new sales, and new items. When I turn on the TV, I am told that I “must have” this, or that I “can’t live without” that. It seem that everywhere I turn I am faced with something that is trying to cheat me out of my money,… Read More

Many times in my fast-moving young life, I mistake passion for commitment. Somehow I trick myself into thinking that the things that get me excited are the things that I have invested myself in, but that isn’t always the case. Here’s a story that explains what I mean a little better. Imagine a businessman walking down the street… He comes upon a homeless person. This man is feeling generous, and he feels… Read More

This Saturday, I will celebrate two years with my girlfriend Bri. While this stretch of time is not by any means long, to me it holds great meaning and has taught me several important lessons about life and others. Below I’ll share 5 things I have learned. 1: Establish a Purpose First. So many relationships end up having issues down the road due to lack of purpose. One person thinks one thing,… Read More

This is a continuation of my previous post, found here. As Easter weekend is almost upon us, I felt it would be appropriate to share some tips that have helped me when it comes to the topic of evangelism. I am neither the most experienced person nor the most insightful, but what I do know and have experienced I have taken to heart. It’s my hope that during these next couple weeks… Read More

With Easter right around the corner, I felt that it would be appropriate to share some tips that have helped me when it comes to the topic of evangelism. I am neither the most experienced person nor the most insightful, but what I do know and have experienced I have taken to heart. It’s my hope that during these next couple weeks followers of Christ will be looking for opportunities to tell… Read More

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