Confession: Although I have been able to recite to you the correct Sunday school definition of servant-leadership ever since my 7th grade ELCA church youth leader, Amy, drilled it into our heads, I think, to my shame, I am just now coming to understand it. I am coming to understand that, in my soul, I’ve always […]
I read a lot of books. About 1 in 10 is worth mentioning. Think Again by Jared Mellinger is one of them. My corner of evangelical christianity is fairly heavily introspective. Many spiritual disciplines and counseling practices emphasize introspection as a means of self-reflection to route out incorrect patterns of thinking. Many sermon applications either […]
Freedom in Christ is a tricky, tricky, tricky subject to get right. Christians believe (actually, Jesus taught) that holiness and obedience are crucial to the faith (John 14:15). But what is obedience? Obedience to what? What happens if we disobey? How does God feel toward Christians when we break His commands? The same as He felt toward […]
Reading is a big deal in my family. Trying to keep my 10 year old “in books” is worse that trying to keep her in shoes or clothes (which she outgrows at a rapid pace). We’re regular patrons at our local library, and probably a decent percentage of it’s monthly revenue (in late fees.) I’m […]
I was recently provided a copy of The Cradle, The Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (2nd Edition) by B&H Academic for review, and I am excited to write about it.