The Monster Inside of Us

Bit of a tense title, don’t you think? I think it’s rather suitable, though, considering the fact that it’s TRUE! We all have a monster inside of us. I actually discussed this last Sunday morning with the students in our new “Seven Daily Sins” series, where we discuss the seven deadly sins and how we commit them each and every day.  Continue reading “The Monster Inside of Us”

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Vices and Burnout

For those who are my friends on Facebook, you probably saw my articles I shared earlier on someone who was both burnout as well as questioning their call and a guy who actually RESIGNED from his youth pastor position to seek help with alcohol addiction. These are two really hard topics that people don’t want to talk about and a lot of pastors don’t want to admit happen.

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Is It Wrong for a Christian to Carry a Firearm (Legally)?

This is going to be one of the most controversial, yet, I pray, enlightening, things I’ve ever written on. My wife knows me better than anyone and knows that I am a HUGE supporter of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms (weapons), in case you are not American). I exercise this right legally on a daily basis, both in and out of my home.  Continue reading “Is It Wrong for a Christian to Carry a Firearm (Legally)?”

The Truth About Ministry

Hello everyone,

It’s been….gosh, five months since I last wrote. It has been nothing short of an absolute whirlwind! More on that in a few minutes…

God has really been working on my heart, especially lately, and so much has come to the surface for me in regards to who I am. It has been painful, it has been ugly, and it has been gratifying. Sort of like ministry. Yes, that’s right, I said it: Ministry is painful, it is tough, and yet it is gratifying. Allow me to explain: 

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