On the Destructive Illusion of Perfection in the Christian Life: A Poem

My brethren We must strive in seminary to Slay The demonic persuasion of Perfection Too many “graduate” Still under the guise that ministry Is about their perfect lives, not the Perfect’s slaughter on a cross. The pulpit is a platform for stardom rather than a sacrificial field for shepherding. Satan wants disciples to ignore their … Continue reading On the Destructive Illusion of Perfection in the Christian Life: A Poem

On Turning 26

I know I've had an extended hiatus from writing since February but I hope to be back now with at least some regularity. I turned 26 last week and am writing this short, belated birthday post about my three regrets of the past five years and my three hopes for the next five years. The … Continue reading On Turning 26

A Second Prayer for the Sexually Tempted

Un-mask Coursing. Rushing Fool's heroine running wild through veins Panting The slow build of steady fire, flames sweetly consuming stomach lining. Bidden, begged for Butterflies? Nah, some crazed creature with claws. Tearing resistance away with promised pleasure. Palpable, the color of passion consumes intimate places pulsate Red not the angry kind. Stop. Thoughts screeching. Look … Continue reading A Second Prayer for the Sexually Tempted

We Leave Gospel-Sharing to Missionaries and Minimal-Risk Mission Trips

I will never forget the day I watched as a mom intervened with her daughter sharing the Gospel with one of her friends. She's the only one I've ever seen try to dialog about the Gospel in this entire circle of "church" people and you stop her?  This event bothers me to this day, years … Continue reading We Leave Gospel-Sharing to Missionaries and Minimal-Risk Mission Trips

Christian, are you Staying Single for the Wrong Reasons?

I want to begin by saying that I am not shaming you for being single (I am single myself!) but rather pointing out attitudes of the heart that singleness can bring toward marriage that aren't Christ-centered or accurate. #1 You Fear Marriage As I pointed out in my previous article, if fear of anything other … Continue reading Christian, are you Staying Single for the Wrong Reasons?

Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?

#1- You're lonely Marriage won't fix it. [Anonymous interrogator]: But how do you know? You're not married. Because taking sinner x sinner does not equal blissful fulfillment except for maybe all of five minutes. If that were true, there would be no lonely married people and no divorces stemming from "unmet needs." You don't have … Continue reading Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?