Women Are Not the Second Class Creation

I don’t ever want to make this page about me as a person or “personality.” That will never be my goal. However, when I hear issues or see issues I also don’t want to shy away from addressing them. This is a photo of me preaching a few days ago. I realize that this alone [...]

The Trouble with Comfortable Christianity

Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. - Romans 12:12 Rejoice. Endure. Persist. This section in its entirety is full of what feels like unattainable standards... “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another [...]

Because of Christ

It was really special to celebrate the resurrection here while doing ministry, keeping at the forefront of my mind the beauty of the redemption and transformation we have in Christ. The hope and life we have in Christ is unmatched and unattainable through any other outlet or option we might find in this life. This [...]

For All Nations

It was an act that was not just for you and I but for ALL NATIONS. Christ’s death and resurrection so that we could know him, live for him, and as is at the forefront of our minds today in Sri Lanka, even die for him, and bring as many people as possible to him [...]

“Don’t Lose Sight” – A Marine Senior Drill Instructor’s Wisdom

My sister Miriam is off at boot camp in South Carolina in the process of becoming a marine. We finally received a letter from her the other day where she quoted her senior drill instructors saying, "Don't lose sight of the ocean for the waves in front of you." It reminded me of where it says [...]

Hold on…GIANTS?!

When the Bible comes to life in a whole new way Over the past 2.5 years I have been working for a non-profit that provides support and a safe home for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. For the last few months, about twice a month I would go to the home and lead our participants [...]

Let Incense Arise

I've been in Hong Kong for the past seven days and it has been a whirlwind of exploration, relaxation, and of course, caffeination with a childhood best friend. It has been a beautiful time so far and I'm attempting to savor the last few days here before flying back home. On the first full day [...]

10 Gifts for the Theology Lover in Your Life

Christmas is quickly approaching and if you're anything like me, you tend to panic last minute, trying to remember all of the great ideas you had for gifts for people throughout the year. If you have a fellow theology lover in your life (or really most anyone would enjoy these gifts), here are some of [...]

Dare. Discover. Stand

Today marks the 500 year anniversary of the beginning of The Reformation. A period of time when a man dared to ask dangerous questions, to discover truth in the midst of what had become status quo, and to do whatever it took to stand up for what he believed in, starting with a document, a [...]