Christians have a ton to say about relationships. A quick search returns thousands of articles and books guiding young Christians on how to date right—from the classic I Kissed Dating Goodbye to my personal favorite… Texting Mr. Right. Seriously. And if you’ve been around church for any amount of time, you’ve heard them. Popular sermons,… Continue reading Biblical dating isn't very biblical.
Last year, I made a list of everything I wanted to accomplish in 2019. Every idea was recorded, highlighted, categorized, and sub-categorized. I was like the Marie Kondo of organizing goals, and knew I could accomplish most of it by December. 2019 was my year. There were a few normal items on the list: Learn… Continue reading Make fewer goals, get more done.
Reading every day was the best habit I picked up in 2019. Hands down, nothing has challenged me, expanded my worldview, and changed my daily patterns of life more than the books that I’ve read. At the start of 2019, I committed to read at least 40 books in the following 365 days. For some… Continue reading How I read 50 books in a year.
In the past two years my family lost two grandparents. We’ve suffered through tragic physical and mental illnesses. Jobs have changed. People have aged. Relationships got more complicated. All to say, the holidays this year are… different. Not bad, just different. We’re still a very close family. We laugh a ton and share stories for… Continue reading Death hurts more at Christmas. Move forward anyway.
Before I start this one, let me make something exceptionally clear. There are a full range of reasons celebrities have been cancelled over the past few years, each with varying public reaction. This post is about the vast majority of cases, not the extreme outliers. To put it bluntly—I am not addressing the Epstein's and… Continue reading What cancel culture gets wrong about justice.
Jesus did everything he could to not be famous. There are at least seven moments recorded where He does something miraculous and immediately commands everybody to keep their mouths shut about what they just saw. He restores sight to two blind guys. He brings a dead 12-year-old girl back to life. He talks out loud… Continue reading Fame ≠ Favor
When somebody offers you a free car, just say yes. That’s what I learned in 2017. My old truck wasn’t going to last much longer. There was enough rust on the frame that a well-timed speed bump may have severed the entire vehicle in half, and my $12-dollar-an-hour job couldn’t fund any more $2000 repair… Continue reading turn back.