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 Is it a reliable collection of historical documents or is it an amalgamation of fairytales and good advice?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?
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
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.”