Faith when you can not see

Chip Gaines from the show Fixer Upper writes in The Magnolia Story on a moment of hardship in his and Joanna's life before their show took off. His construction business was at a stand still because half the money he had borrowed from the bank was frozen do to then new federal…

The Great Commission and Evangelism

The Great Commission in all of Scripture. Great insights from Dr. Reid. 1. Everything begins in God and is to return to God. 2. Human existence must be understood as theocentric, not anthropocentric. “In Christian theology, particularly that of Augustine and Aquinas,” Liederbach writes, “this idea of exitus et reditus…

ministry resume

I have a confession. I hate advertising myself.  I hate it a lot. I hate it more than day old coffee with creamer in it. Advertising is defined as: "[A]n audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product,…

Some wounds

“Alas! there are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured," said Gandalf. "I fear it may be so with mine," said Frodo. "There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am…

Nine years in the wind

I've spent 9 years observing my first daughter grow in to a radiant, intelligent, passionate, caring, and often selfless young disciple of Jesus. I'm likely about to the half way point where she will start to venture forth apart from her parents oversight but never from our love. This life…