The Biblical Truth(s) that Lin Manuel Miranda Showed us in “Hamilton”

Photo by Joan Marcus: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/03/29/hamilton-musical-broadway-lin-manuel-miranda-jonathan-groff-what-its-really-like/82354008/ I have recently seen the famed Broadway musical Hamilton, which is now airing on Disney Plus. As an avid music listener and a history nerd, I was very impressed. The musical has so many aspects that any decent person would appreciate. The complexity, the story, the casting, the music-- it's … Continue reading The Biblical Truth(s) that Lin Manuel Miranda Showed us in “Hamilton”

The Best Part of Christianity is How Bad it Hurts

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Let me just make a long and rather personal story short... this last week and half of my family's life has been a whirlwind. We've been battling with a fellow Shortie over the ins and outs of this rather elusive thing we call "mental health." I don't know that we are all … Continue reading The Best Part of Christianity is How Bad it Hurts

A Former Nominal Christian’s Current Concern: You don’t value Jesus

The Problem I could not begin to count the number of times that I have read the Parable of the Soils in Matthew 13. I’ve taught the passage many times in small group Bible studies. I’ve used it in one on one discipleship settings. I have preached a full length sermon on it in a … Continue reading A Former Nominal Christian’s Current Concern: You don’t value Jesus

“Listen closely, for God is there”

Bob Goff, author of amazing books Love Does and Everybody Always has completely changed my outlook on serving and loving people. Bob is a man who never stops giving no matter the circumstance or person and rarely considers how much it will cost him. Over the last couple years, I have been learning this idea (really lifestyle) of how … Continue reading “Listen closely, for God is there”

The Midwesterner’s Guide to Fulfilling the Great Commission in 2020

If you didn't know this already, I spent 8 weeks this past summer serving Christ as an interim pastor in Illinois. I was filling in for a little church called Forsyth Baptist Church in Forsyth, Illinois. To sum it up briefly, it was absolutely incredible. If you want to hear more about it, check out … Continue reading The Midwesterner’s Guide to Fulfilling the Great Commission in 2020