Waiting on God is Hard

When my wife and I set out on the journey of adoption, we thought we had a year-long process ahead of us. But more than three years l ater, we were still eagerly anticipating being able to bring our first daughter, Ryah, home from Ethiopia. We had prayed for her, met her, held her, loved…

Why Food Matters to Our Faith

I love working with food, talking about food, and well…eating food.  One thing that I’ve thought about a lot over the past year has been how our theology and understanding of the Gospel changes the way we eat.  How should we eat in a way that points us back to our original design, not our…

Hope for the Sexually Broken

Hope for the sexually broken: By the time we’ve reached our mid-twenties, two things have become very apparent: Sex is far more powerful than we imagined, and each of us are sexually broken in one way or another. Sexual brokenness affects every person born under the weight of a fallen nature and a damaged culture.…

Encouragement Delivered by Trials.

We have a somewhat humorous phrase that runs through the guys in our small group. When a brother is transparent with his struggles and challenges, when he opens up about the war within, he’s often met with the response: “Man, I’m encouraged.” Though his knee-jerk reaction may be to tackle the responder, we’ve all come…

The Problem with Porn: Porn hates the Gospel.

Last week, we started the series The Problem with Porn. It’s a series, based on a series, really.  We’ve been taking the guys in our small group through the problems with porn, and I thought it’d make some helpful posts.  If you missed the first, check it out here. Porn hates the Gospel. Not only does porn…

The Problem with Porn.

The question has been posed, even by secular writers and magazines: Is porn harmful? NY Times recently held a debate panel called: Should Pornography come out of the closet?  Where 9 people weighed their responses on whether pornography was harmful, caused damaging effects on it’s viewers and our culture, and whether or not we as…

The Death of our Digital Innocence.

Here’s 14 reasons why we must not steal music from artist, and digital innocence is now over. Simply put. If you like music, buy it. For the full article, go here. (1) No, artists can’t simply tour and sell t-shirts. It doesn’t work.  In fact, shockingly few indie artists can pull this off, except for…