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Burn Down or Build Up?

We are living in tense times. The rate at which our culture is polarizing and the extremes at which they are ending up is concerning. Quickly vanishing are middle-ground approaches, meaningful dialogue, and a genuine desire to understand someone else’s point of view. Civility is being replaced by anarchy and the volatility of seemingly every […]

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What You Should Know About #blacklivesmatter

The #blacklivesmatter movement might be the single largest social justice movement in the world today. This is certainly true in the United States, but increasingly so elsewhere as well. As such, Christians need to know about it, and know it well. I am attempting to summarize the movement as succinctly as possible. I think it […]

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On Equity, Marxism, and Critical Theory

In order to assess the secular movements against racism, we must first understand the foundations of them. I finished my last post stating that the secular battle against racism springs from a desire for equity among people groups. Here I explain what that means. The term “equity” as it pertains to social conditions is essentially […]

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On White Privilege

“White privilege is an absence of the consequences of racism. An absence of structural discrimination, an absence of your race being viewed as a problem first and foremost.” – Reni Eddo-Lodge Let’s talk about white privilege. White privilege is, much like systemic racism, a bit of a nebulous term and one that is thrown about […]

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On Listening to Black People

I will reiterate once again, right off the bat, that I am a pastor and not a politician. Some might assume that because I am speaking on political issues, I am wrongly diving into the world of politics when I should be staying in my lane of Christian ministry. I would counter back that what […]

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5 Tips for Families Stuck at Home

Many of us are stuck at home in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. This has made things pretty challenging for families with young kids. I’m in the throes of this too! How can we make the most of these weeks at home, without going completely insane? Here are a few ideas for […]

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The Super Easy Guide to Voting for Christians

We sure know how to complicate things, don’t we? When it comes to politics these days, things are a big, hot mess. It is unfortunate that many Christians are being sucked into that mess without seeming to have any unique voice or perspective on the matter that differs from that of the secular world. Christians […]

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Holiness is Love

In Christianity, we have our own set of words that no one else seems to really use in any other area of society. Sanctification, anointing, stewardship, and the like, are terms that we often throw around regularly. Another one is holiness. I think we have used that word so much that we have lost what […]

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How to Share Your Testimony

The following is a short, step-by-step process on how to share your testimony. I created this document for people in our church who are getting baptized. It is based off of original material I found on the websites of Living Waters and Cru.   In Acts 26:1-23, the apostle Paul shares his testimony and gives a […]

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Why I Haven’t Been Writing Lately

My last published blog post was over 7 months ago. Prior to that, I had published every month, usually more than once per month, for the previous 6 years. Why the sudden scaling back? The main reason is that I have been focusing more on my health. I was fortunate to be born as a […]

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