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?
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 Is it a reliable collection of historical documents or is it an amalgamation of fairytales and good advice?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
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I hear this saying all the time: “Do what is best for you,” and “Do what makes you happy,” and I always just kind of thought that was normal and good. I never really thought otherwise because it is my life right? Well, maybe that is a misconception I had. … Continue reading What Makes Us Happy
Photo by Nathan Cowley on Pexels.com Just from reading the title of this one, your immediate reaction may have been, “Wait, I thought God can forgive anyone for anything?!” At least, that is what mine was a few years ago when I heard this. And upon deeper thought, is there really something that God, all-loving … Continue reading The Unforgivable Sin
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 icon0.com on Pexels.com Perfection can be a tricky thing. Typically, we love to use the old adage, "Well, God knows I'm not perfect." But as Christians, should we be perfect? Is perfection even something that can be obtained? Does God care when I mess up? How does Jesus tie into this? Let's discuss … Continue reading Are you a perfectionist? Maybe, you should be.
Photo by Nothing Ahead on Pexels.com Salvation is a beautiful thing-- the greatest of all gifts. But the reality of it... that is, at the very least, hard to grasp sometimes. I kept asking myself: what if I forgot something? What if I didn’t say the right things? What if Jesus doesn’t think I … Continue reading Bank Robberies, Salvation, and free gifts
Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com When I was in high school, I ran into this question from non-believers more than just about any. How do you know the Bible is true? Couldn’t it just be made up stories? I am sad to say I never could give a solid answer to this. I had … Continue reading Is the Bible Trustworthy?