Photo by Eric Sanman on Pexels.com One of my favorite things to learn about is the Space Race. Recently, I read a book titled Rocket Men by Craig Nelson. It is a detailed chronicle of the Apollo 11 moon landing (which was real, by the way). The men and women of the Apollo program spoke … Continue reading The Christian walk is the adventure of a lifetime
Author: Cooper Short
Taking Christ out of Christmas: Is it really “them” or is it you?
Photo by Jameel Hassan on Pexels.com Christmas is many things to many people. It could be the most wonderful time of the year. It could be hard, full of travel, with a lack of family members who have passed. It could be somewhere in the middle. For pretty much all people, though, it is a … Continue reading Taking Christ out of Christmas: Is it really “them” or is it you?
Ep. 55: How do we know the Bible is true?
The Bible is awesome. The Bible also gets constantly used and misused. Some people value it. Others don't. Lots of people read it. But the key question is this: is the Bible actually true? Is it a reliable collection of historical documents or is it an amalgamation of fairytales and good advice? Well... let's find … Continue reading Ep. 55: How do we know the Bible is true?
Ep. 54: How to Read your Bible
Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com Many of us have been told countless times, "Read your Bible!" This is all good and well. But do you actually know how to read your Bible? Do you know what that looks like? In this episode, we break down why we read the Bible, how Jesus viewed scripture, … Continue reading Ep. 54: How to Read your Bible
I’ve been a pastor for one year, and here is what I have learned.
Sunday, March 20th, was "officially" my one year anniversary at my current church as the associate pastor (or youth pastor, really). And let me tell you-- it's been awesome. There are so many things I could say, so many stories I could tell, so many people I could thank. I keep a certain level of … Continue reading I’ve been a pastor for one year, and here is what I have learned.
God designed us to feel lonely
Photo by Lukas Rychvalsky on Pexels.com While I sit here and write this, it's Sunday. My wife of a little over 6 months has been gone for a couple days. She went back to her hometown to spend some time with her folks. So, for a couple of days, it's been just me at the … Continue reading God designed us to feel lonely
“Kids these days” need the Gospel, too
Photo by Porapak Apichodilok on Pexels.com I am taking a class on missiology right now, which is literally the study of missions. We've covered all sorts of topics: leadership in missions, the biblical basis for missions, historical missionaries, etc. One of the key principles to understanding missions is that the Gospel is of vital importance … Continue reading “Kids these days” need the Gospel, too
The Youth Pastor Chronicles: My 6 Month Review
I am a youth pastor. I do many other things at my church, but for the most part, I am the youth pastor. It's really awesome. I did not think originally that my call to ministry would bring me to where I am, but I can assure you that I love it, it's awesome, and … Continue reading The Youth Pastor Chronicles: My 6 Month Review
[Myth #6] I don’t need to worry about theology. I just need to believe and love others.
Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com It's all happened to us. We have all been in that situation where you are sharing something-- a story, an opinion, or maybe even just a thought. We are a few seconds into our story or whatever. And in the blink of an eye, someone with a brain much … Continue reading [Myth #6] I don’t need to worry about theology. I just need to believe and love others.
Ep. 53: [Myth #5] Mental Health isn’t a big deal for Christians.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people would presumably say that mental health struggles are not a big deal for Christians. Surely, they have all the resources and solutions in the world, right? They're hurting? Let's just toss them a Bible verse. On this episode, we are dispelling the myth that mental health doesn't … Continue reading Ep. 53: [Myth #5] Mental Health isn’t a big deal for Christians.