“What Happened?”

You may have wondered a about a few things over the last couple of months. "I thought Scott was starting a ministry, I thought he wanted to lead workshops and speak in churches?" "I thought Grow Up Ministries was a real thing. Scott hasn't mentioned it. Didn't he have an event where he was kicking... Continue Reading →

The Revolution

Dallas Willard once said there are no human solutions to human problems. The blame game that is so widespread post-Sandy Hook leaves me hollow. We all want to do something but what we really want is someone else to do something - thus the cry for gun control laws. In the Revolution of Character, Dallas... Continue Reading →

According to researchers, will power is not so powerful and those that possess the ability to avoid temptation are not mentally stronger than everyone else, they just know how to redirect their attention away from the temptation so that their weak will power will not be tested. Thankfully, Christians are not left with just the... Continue Reading →

What Changed On Sept. 11

September 11, 2001 was a key moment in my life. I was deeply affected by the tragedy. It sickened me to think that there was evil in the world capable of accomplishing what that group of terrorists accomplished. I decided that week that I didn't want to be a part of a world where this... Continue Reading →

The Christian Life Hacker Sermon

Yesterday, the pastor at our church gave a sermon on how God changes us.  I have eaten lunch with him once but we didn't get around to talking about my passion for discipleship and spiritual growth. So I was greatly pleased that yesterday's sermon was on spiritual formation. In the sermon, he told a story... Continue Reading →

Apprenticeship With Jesus: Day 12

For Lent, I am walking us through a book called Apprenticeship With Jesus. You can follow along by reading my highlights and reflections. Extensive previews of the book, including excerpts, can be found through Google Books and Amazon, as well as eBook purchasing options. Day 12: The Beautiful: A New Vision of Me -  Change is about coming out of hiding and accepting our true identity... Continue Reading →

The Reliable VIM

From 2002-2006, my wife and I did intense work at an inner city ministry. Leah ran the kitchen and I volunteered with various ministries and efforts. One thing that I tried to do was meet with some of the men who had recently become followers of Christ. We tried to meet a couple of times... Continue Reading →

How Christ Made Me A Better Person Pt. 1

In the last post, I expressed that the best path to personal change is first through Christian spiritual transformation and development. Here are some examples in my own life of personal changes coming as a result of the work of Christ in my life. - Become a nicer, friendlier person - Initially, I come across... Continue Reading →

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