Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

Its actually a plausibility problem… What the bible teaches about same sex relationships sounds implausible to most people nowadays. It sounds totally implausible to ask people to turn their backs on same sex relationships and live a lonely life as a perpetually single person.  Not only does it sound implausible, it sounds unhealthy. Listen toContinue reading “Same-Sex Attraction and the Church”

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The Eternal Subordination of the Son and Divorce in the Southern Baptist Convention

HT: Scot McKnight Wade Burleson — I’ve seen very few willing to state the matter so boldly and to point the finger not only at false thinking but also at the condition of marriages in the SBC: How can the divorce rate in every state in the union be declining while at the same time the Southern BaptistContinue reading “The Eternal Subordination of the Son and Divorce in the Southern Baptist Convention”

One Year Anniversary

Exactly one year ago I got married to my best friend and constant companion. It has been a year full of sweet moments, exciting moments, and crazy moments. I get to spend every day with the woman who gives me encouragement, comfort, and strength. Given our involvement in ministry we both need that encouragement, comfort,Continue reading “One Year Anniversary”

Satan Hates Sex!

God loves sex. Satan hates it. You probably think that I have got things backwards – the enemy loves sex, because it’s the downfall of so many relationships (and non-relationships)…. Broken hearts, abuse, deviancy, pain, are all things that people experience in sex – how could the enemy not love it! But he does hateContinue reading “Satan Hates Sex!”

House of Hartt

I don’t normally blog about this kind of stuff (decorating, weddings, etc.) – but I’m just so thankful to Corinne from House of Hartt that I couldn’t help share my appreciation for her and her team’s work at our wedding! Amelia and I got married in January and Corinne from House of Hartt was ourContinue reading “House of Hartt”

Niebuhr, Christ, and Culture (Pt. 1)

Niebuhr’s book Christ and Culture is a classic book on the history of the interaction between Christianity and the culture around it. Over the next few days I’m going to share some thoughts I have on this book…. Are his five types accurate? I think that Niebuhr’s typology pretty accurately represents my experience interacting withContinue reading “Niebuhr, Christ, and Culture (Pt. 1)”

The Missional Coffee Cup

I couldn’t decide. One made my life easier. The other had a bunch of bells and whistles but seemed like such a hassle. Both served fulfilled their purposes in their own ways. So I just stood there. Staring at both boxes. I knew I had to make a decision… Which coffee maker would I choose?Continue reading “The Missional Coffee Cup”

I Have a New Name! And So Do You!

I have been married for a few days now, so I sort of consider myself an expert on marriage, therefore its time to start blogging about my wisdom. Haha yeah right. I’m not so presumptuous, but I have been thinking about marriage and our relationship with Christ quite a bit. Elyse Fitzpatrick’s Found in HimContinue reading “I Have a New Name! And So Do You!”

I am Getting Married Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day! We have been together for four years and now its the right time to tie the knot! This is my last blog post for a few weeks, as I will be busy… on my honeymoon. I wanted to leave you, the reading audience with some thoughts on marriage. Actually justContinue reading “I am Getting Married Tomorrow!”

Book Review – The Pastor’s Family by Brian and Cara Croft

In just three short days I will be married. It blows my mind even thinking about that. Thankfully God has blessed me with a beautiful, loving, kingdom minded, missions focused, hungry for social justice, gospel loving woman to marry. I am truly blessed. Yet one of my biggest fears is that I will let workContinue reading “Book Review – The Pastor’s Family by Brian and Cara Croft”