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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
This photo borrowed from: https://connectsummitcounty.org/may/ May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And let me tell you, that has taken on a brand new meaning for my family in the last year. I won't rob her of the opportunity to share her own story, but my little sister, Emma, has had a testing bout with mental … Continue reading [Myth #5] Mental health is not a big deal for Christians.
Many, if not all, of us have even guilty of qualifying our mistakes. We say things like, "Well, God knows I'm not perfect... listen, I know I'm not perfect.... that's okay, nobody is perfect..." And don't get me wrong-- all of these things are true. But truthfully, is this an okay thing? Should we just … Continue reading Ep. 52: [Myth #4] “God knows I’m not perfect… and that’s just fine with Him.”
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com My head coach and my position coach, they were solid. I loved them, and I value them even to this day. Coach Spangler, my head coach, was a hardcore, old school-type coach. He wanted a little blood to drop before you finished. He only believed in taking the necessary breaks. … Continue reading [Myth #4] God knows I’m not perfect… and that’s just fine with Him.
Many people are convinced that the "real world"-- whatever that even means-- is ruining our kids, our church members, etc. Here, we are going to talk about why in the world that is really probably not the case. Check out the blog for this podcast here. Welcome to Caffeinated Christianity. We are a site dedicated … Continue reading Ep. 51: [Myth #3] The real world is ruining our Christian kids!