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
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
Although I will finish several more books before the New Year, I am forging ahead with my list for 2018 which was substantially more difficult than last year's. These are in the chronological order that I read them and not quality order because they appear in such different genres and are so beloved in so … Continue reading Top 9 Books of 2018
Sight Whether you're being tempted by words in a book, images in your head or false pixels on a screen, the ultimate problem is that you're not exalting Christ as Lord above all things. I know your heart whispers "as long as it stays inside my head, I'm good " However, Christ says it's the … Continue reading A First Prayer for the Sexually Tempted
The title's alarming, isn't it? So is this one: "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos." This post is largely a response to that post. The notions behind both titles are frightening: God's grace is not enough; Christ's sacrifice was not enough. If that's true, we're all done for. I want to start off by saying I do … Continue reading Women Only Want Men Who Have Never Watched Porn
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?
That we need self-esteem is one of the greatest lies of the age. And just about everyone is prescribing its poison like candy. But the truth is that looking at ourselves more, relying on our feelings about ourselves more will not solve anything; it will worsen the problem. Because we were not made to live this … Continue reading We Care More about Our Self-Esteem than Esteeming the Most High
This is a deeply close-to-home topic for me and this post has been on my heart for some time now, ever since a dear friend of mine and I had a conversation about it in college. I've written on being "undateable" before but wanted to give this topic special attention. I've encountered the requirement of … Continue reading When He Doesn’t Want You Because You’re From a Broken Home