Darkness is Beautiful

Today is December 4, 2018. That means two things to me: first, it’s my mom’s birthday (most amazing mother ever!) and secondly, that deep winter is fast approaching. I live just north of the 56th Parallel, so when I say “deep winter” I mean it. It will be…

Fixing Sexuality: Part Two - God Says Make Love

Did you know that the Bible actually commands you to have sex? It’s a rule, one of those God-says-so things. But don't take my word for it - check it out in Genesis 2:24: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto…

Live Long and Prosper: God’s Desire that You Get Really Old

God’s got an agenda for your life, and it’s includes longevity. Think back to the first men and women who walked the earth, seeing up to 1,000 years of quality living (Gen. 5:27 mentions a guy named Methuselah who lived to 969). Can you even wrap…

Fixing Sexuality: Part One

But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 1 Corinthians 7:2 Think about that: your Bible actually suggests quite emphatically that the solution to sexual brokenness and pain (in all it’s forms) is married sex…

The Difference Between Me and Francis Chan

I virtually stopped listening to podcasts eight years ago, even though I thoroughly enjoyed tapping into great guys like John Piper, Brian Houston, TD Jakes, Bill Johnson and you-know-who. The reason? Every time I pressed PLAY, I began to feel as though I wasn't enough, and needed to be more…

We Live Modestly

One year ago I wrote a piece called Why We Moved Downtown. It raised a few eyebrows because we’d been living for over 13 years quite comfortably on a nice hobby farm just 7 minutes from my workplace. It’s now been just over a year now, and I…