We all have a favorite TV show. Some of us like comedy, others suspense, and others drama. One of my favorites is Shark Tank. On an episode a few seasons back, one entrepreneur came on seeking an investment in a company that was doing abysmal by all standards. They might as well have been selling … Continue reading Does What I Feel Determine What is Real?
“Have mercy on those who doubt” (Jude 22, ESV). When I was in my first semester of seminary and in Old Testament Survey, there were a lot of new things to me, despite being raised in church and formed in a Christian school. As we were looking into the Psalms, we had a discussion board … Continue reading Is It Okay to Doubt God?
The average person speaks upwards of 10,000+ words per day. Taken in one day, a person’s words write a few chapters of a book or a few lengthy blogs. In five days, a novel has been written. In a month, a series of books—take Harry Potter as an example—have been written. In the course of … Continue reading My Faith Will Speak
The reason that I love statistics is the fact that they tell the cold, hard truth. They do not lie. They reveal reality. They call us to action. Recent statistics indicate that upwards of 70% of students either drop out of church entirely or take a hiatus in their later teenage years or early young … Continue reading 5 Reasons Students are Leaving the Church
Teenagers have tempers and can say things that they remember and regret years down the road. It goes without saying that many teenagers speak without thinking. Many teenagers are not the wisest in their choice of words. My mouth got me in much trouble through my child and teenage years, and still does occasionally! Talking … Continue reading The Delicacy of Language
Teens are interesting creatures. It doesn't take a psychologist to figure this out! In my teenage years, I lied to friends, teachers, police officers, parents, grandparents, pastors, and even myself. As I look back, I ask myself, "Why did I lie?" I could say I lied for a number of reasons, but the main reason … Continue reading The Truth About Teen’s Lies