A friend recently posted a link to a blog found on the Wait Until 8th site. The article was about how smartphones have changed the way kids experience the world, in particular, how they have changed what used to be an embarrassing moment into a viral video. You can read the article here, and I … More A Student Pastor’s Perspective: Social Media Parenting
Some people enjoy working out. For some, its one of their favorite things to do. I am not one of those. I do it because I must. I’m officially back in medium shirts…mostly. But it is not a labor of love for me. It is grueling. I wake up a little before 6am, not because … More Willingness to Suffer
There were two kings, both real, historical figures. Both men were long shots to be king. Neither was the oldest son of their father and neither family had a clear claim to the throne. Both men married at least 6 wives and had at least one affair. Both men had people murdered to cover up … More Two Kings
This can be one of the busiest times of the year. It certainly is for me. There’s all the end of the school year events, VBS, student camp, and our student mission trip all packed in just a 6 week period. It can be a hard time of year to feel peace, to still your … More Be Still My Soul – Song of the Week
Honestly, I just picked this song because its cool. I love the creativity and wish that I had the coordination and rhythm required to do this. Enjoy and I hope you have a great rest of the week!
Dictionary.com defines “doxology” as an ascription of praise to God. The Doxology found in most hymnals has been around for a little over 300 years, it was originally part of several songs, it was the chorus to a series of hymns. “Praise God…praise him…praise him…praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” The doxology is such a simple … More Song of the Week – “As Good As It Gets”
What is your 1st love? Or who is your 1st love? Revelation 2:1-7 comprises a letter to the church at Ephesus and this is the most important question we can ask ourselves after reading the letter. Jesus largely praises the church at Ephesus in this letter, but he has one major indictment. “They have abandoned … More Your 1st Love
One of my absolute favorite songs lately. It has been a song I’ve used both with our students and in my devotional times in the mornings. It’s fun to sing and play and has some incredible lyrics. What a great reminder! Jesus has arrested death for those who call on his name. He has … More Song of the Week – “Death was Arrested”
What is the problem with “my church?” I don’t mean FBC Monahans where I work. I mean the phrase, “my church.” This morning I decided to spend some time with the letters to the seven churches found in Revelation 2-3. I’ll be talking more about that in coming posts, but for today I want to … More The Problem with “My Church”
Are you worshipping God? People have a natural inclination towards religion, towards worship. Look at history or even your own experience, people always assume a divine existence. Atheism does not occur naturally. Neither does the worship of the one true God, because nature, including human nature, has been broken by sin. Sin warps our worship, … More Are you worshipping God?