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 [...]

The Hard Questions: A God Who is Present in Pain, Loss, and Unanswered Prayer

Maybe it's not that our prayers are unanswered. Maybe it's that our God, our Deliverer, is making us more like His son. Maybe we can't fully minister to a broken world unless we have been broken, maybe we can't heal the wounded until we have needed healing, and maybe we can't point the lost to a Deliverer if we have not yet needed deliverance.