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An Open Letter to Christian Teenagers

Dear Christian teenager, So you’ve made the decision to follow Christ? Awesome! Even though I may not know you personally, I am legitimately excited for you. Following Jesus is the most important decision you will ever make, even more important than what school you will go to or who you will marry. Those things are […]

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How My 3-Year-Old Showed Me What Faith Is

I had a really cool experience the other day. My wife and I were at the park across the street with our two little ones, swinging and sliding and just having a good time. I guess I’m still a kid at heart too, because I was trying out my new x-zylo, this weird plastic, ring-looking […]

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A Few Thoughts for Christian Teens on Going Back to School

Summer is just about over and the new school year is right around the corner. A new school year is a good opportunity to set a few goals and make some life changes. It’s a great time to have some fresh starts in school and other areas of life, too. So here are a few […]

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How Can You Explain Contradictions in the Bible?

“The Bible is full of contradictions!” Ever heard that one before? It’s a common slam against the Bible. To be sure, there are quite a few statements in the Bible that appear to be in direct contradiction with each another. Yet, Christians usually claim that the Bible is perfect and the Word of God. How […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 7)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) No guilt in life, no fear in death / This is the power of Christ in me / From life’s first cry, to final breath / Jesus commands my destiny / No power of hell, no scheme of man / Can ever pluck me from his hand / Till […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 6)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) There in the ground, his body lay / Light of the world by darkness slain / Then bursting forth, in glorious day / Up from the grave he rose again / And as he stands in victory / Sins curse has lost its grip on me / For I […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 5)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) Till on that cross as Jesus died / the wrath of God was satisfied / For every sin on him was lain / Here in the death of Christ I live Contained within these few verses is the very essence of Christianity. The big idea is that Jesus is […]

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Cupcake Day & Discussion Recap

Every Thursday I visit one of our local high schools to help run a student ministry called ISCF (Inner School Christian Fellowship). For the last three years we have put on an event called Cupcake Day where, during lunch, we give away hundreds of free cupcakes to the students and staff. This past Tuesday we […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 4)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) In Christ alone, who took on flesh / fullness of God in helpless babe / this gift of love and righteousness / scorned by the ones he came to save What powerful words fill these lyrics! The reality of Christ’s incarnation is one the many facets of the Christian […]

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Reflections on Turning 26

Today is my 26th birthday. Perhaps it would have been much more fitting to write a reflection when turning a nice, round number like 25…but this will have to do! Now that I’ve passed the quarter-century mark I feel like I have enough life in the rearview mirror to have something to reflect on. So, here […]

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