Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn was originally posted on the Radius Church Blog. I’m imagining what it must have been like for Joseph. Here he is leading his family to the town of his ancestors, his pregnant wife is about to give birth. I can imagine him leading the donkey along the path to Bethlehem. Mary is sitting on […]

I am Peter

Hi. I’m Peter. OK, not really, but in many ways, I am like Peter. And so are you. Jesus replied,  “I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” “No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will […]

Knowing vs. Believing

Below is a message I delivered to my youth group this week. I realize more and more that there is a big difference between what we know and what we believe. For example: I know that drinking soda and adding artificial sweetener to my coffee is bad for me, but I believe that it won’t hurt me much […]

Jesus lays a verbal smack-down

If you’ve been reading this blog lately (maybe even for a while now) I have made it quite clear that I have issues with religion. More specifically, I have issues with religions that are based in Christianity. It has been on my mind a lot lately, and it has been getting to the point where […]

Promises. Promises.

2 Peter 1: 3-4 3By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 4And because of his glory and excellence, he has given […]

Do you need proof of heaven?

A few days ago I came across this article and was intrigued by the title. Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife I fully intended to read it that day at work, but didn’t get around to it and so I put it off until another day. Today was that day. Here we […]

Don’t worry.

Philippians 4:6-8 6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. 8And now, dear brothers and sisters, […]

That Jesus. What a trip!

Matthew 14:24-31 24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. 25 About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their […]

The 3am Talks

I love working with youth. It’s challenging. A lot of times the kids that show up to youth group don’t even really like me. Or, they just don’t know me very well and certainly don’t want to talk to me. I can go months saying hi, or slapping high fives with a students before they […]

Sunday, Sabbath Sunday

There is a lot of debate amongst different religions about which day the Sabbath is and what exactly we should and should not do on that day. This blog post is not about that. Most people, at least most people I know, consider Sunday to be the Sabbath. It’s a weekend, so most people have […]

Surrender to Sanity

There is a song I like right now, that I know I have mentioned here before, called White Flag. The chorus says this: We raise our white flag, We surrender all to you, all for you. We raise our white flag, the war is over. Love has come, Your love has won. It’s an awesome […]

The Need for Workers

The passage below is from my daily (semi-daily) reading. I am going back through the gospels again. My wife is also reading through the gospels and journaling her thoughts. Yeah…we just started recently. Matthew 9:35-38 (NLT) The Need for Workers 35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the […]