Waiting to Land

“In my experience there’s no such thing as luck.” – Ben Kenobi  No Chance Christians have all the answers, right? Sort of like how the Bible lists out in explicit detail the exact answer to everything God chooses to do and why He does it? Not really. That’s not actually the case at all. Why […]

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Listen to Stories

“We cannot fully see someone as a divine and God-loved image-bearer if we see them only as a sales prospect for evangelism efforts.” – Glenn T. Stanton  Objectification Means Objective Failed  Mostly, the church is incredibly vocal about its fight against objectification. It makes us angry. And rightly so. Though every Christian man struggles with […]

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Playing Offense

“…for centuries we’ve been taught there is a dichotomy between the sacred and the secular, between that which is of the material world and that which is not. This is a sort of Christianized Gnosticism that treats this material world as inhertantly bad and our being in Christ as purely spiritual, which in turn leaves us […]

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Christmas With Jack

“I had a lot of help from Jack Daniels.” – Clark Sr.  Christmas With Jack  Maybe you spent Christmas with Jack. Maybe you wanted to. Maybe you started to spend it by yourself in your own head, and found Jack shortly after. Maybe you started to spend it with your family, but Jack got in […]

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Stop Driving Away

“Jesus came to do anything but maintain boring, predictable, religious behavior that keeps the outsiders outside.” – Alex Early  Those We Don’t Speak Of In the film The Village, a deception occurs; one that has been ensnaring mankind since the beginning of the world. It is the trap of believing that a community can flourish in a utopian paradise […]

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Clear to Engage

“Mobility, as far as we are concerned, is a state of mind.” – Douglas Wilson Off Your High Horse Jesus found Saul, Saul didn’t find Jesus. The encounter with Jesus was so monumental, that Saul didn’t even walk away with the same name, mirroring the reality that Paul was no longer the same man. Jesus kicked […]

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On Spheres and Circles

“Reality, looked at steadily, is unbearable.” – C.S. Lewis We have been warned. And yet, imagination is paralyzing. What passes for a stronghold is a house of cards. In A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis recounts reality shortly following the loss of his wife: “If my house has collapsed at one blow, that is because it was a […]

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Let Your Soul Mature

A few months ago I had a conversation with a man I greatly look up to. He’s only got a few years on me, which means we’re both still pretty young. But he’s wise beyond his years. Our conversation was brief. We talked over the phone for about half an hour, or roughly twenty-minutes if you […]

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2015: The Highlights So Far: Derek Minor, Dustin Kenrue, The Reckless Love of God, Rise, Experiencing the Trinity, Liberti Church Launch

New year, new highlights. Derek Minor Derek Minor dropped his latest in January, titled “Empire”. The album has been on repeat in my car, and is incredibly well-produced, especially with Gawvi in on it. I myself am thoroughly impressed with Minor’s increasing talent, and am entirely on board with his new sound. Get on iTunes here. […]

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