A Pool of Tears

Jesus wept , and sweated drops of blood, and looked across a room and saw his betrayer, and had everyone he loved abandon him, and begged God to take his pain from him, and grieved the unfaithfulness of man, and heard lies spilled about him, and was tortured, and executed.  His torment, pain, loss, and... Continue Reading →

Grow Your Prayer Life Through Variety

If prayers are supposed to be conversations we are having with God then our prayers will have the kind of variety we find in our conversational lives. When not praying, our conversations throughout the day may include stories told, small talk about the weather and the strain of the everyday, the next thing that is... Continue Reading →

Do You Want God or An Easy Button?

A 2018 Barna survey lists the most common reason for young adults to lose faith is that they “have a hard time believing that a good God would allow so much evil or suffering in the world.”  All of us have struggled with this sentiment. But, isn’t Growing Up about reaching the point where God’s... Continue Reading →

The ‘More So’ Years Are Here

“Dramatic depths of reality.” This was just a small phrase that Tish Harrison Warren used in discussing the Psalms but it stopped me in my tracks. I don’t know what was going through her mind when she wrote those words but here is what I have in mind when I think about the “dramatic depths... Continue Reading →

The Apps I Use to Read the Bible

I consume scripture everyday but not how you might suspect. I don’t read a word out of a bound copy of the Bible. I don’t have the pages bookmarked with a ribbon or a crude piece of paper yet God’s word is consumed daily. I haven't underlined scripture in weeks. I do two things each... Continue Reading →

Frontier: One Word For 2021

Last year, during the Pandemic, my men's small group worked through (remotely) a book called My One Word. The idea behind the book is to choose, with God's help, a word for a given year that will be your theme, your anchor, your inspiration for that year. There is nothing magical about this process but... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Doomsday Preppers

Were you ready for the COVID-19 pandemic? I don’t mean did you have enough toilet paper or wifi power or fabric or baking supplies or a working bicycle? Were you spiritually ready? This pandemic has brought so many burdens on all of us and my concern is that followers of Christ hadn’t built up their... Continue Reading →

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