Disclaimers: I am hardly urban. I grew up in rural Georgia and its hard to "take the Georgia out of the man" as its said. Also, I am hardly a runner... at least I have a lot to learn about running. I've run several 5k's and 3 half marathons, but I'm interested in taking my game … Continue reading Adventures in Urban Running
I've read a few books on evangelism and have attempted conversations about God using various approaches. One resource I ran across this past year that I would recommend is Randy Newman's book Questioning Evangelism. Randy Newman understands the frustration of evangelical Christians over evangelism. We care deeply about the Bible, and our faith is at the center … Continue reading If you are a Christian and are looking for a resource on evangelism…
You can call seminary a lot of things. Seminary is for "putting tools in your toolbox," or for "deepening your well" as a minister. A term we seminarians throw when we think about our homework or about our budgets or about all the sacrifices our wives make is "season." Its only a season, we tell ourselves … Continue reading Confessions of a Greek Geek
What's the big deal about repentance? It is realizing the value of the relationship in front of you and letting go of anything that would be in the way. Repentance is rooted in a radical belief that things do not have to stay this way.
This past year I spent some time studying Revelation 2:1–7 and the topic of repentance in the Bible. "Repentance" as I understand it is a turning away from something and a turning toward something. When the Bible talks about humans repenting it generally means people are turning away from sin and turning to God with … Continue reading Real Roots of Repentance (Part 1)
Imagine Imagine how God blessed her to give life to a little one with tiny face, with hands that reach out for what they do not even know. Yet she knows them and they begin to find the closeness of the one who gave and then would give. Imagine how desire strong to know— in … Continue reading A Poem on Mothers Day
So far this year I have been re-captured by the stories of the book of Genesis. One of those stories is the story of Abraham (Genesis 12-25). And one of the greatest scenes in Abraham's life is in Genesis 22 when God gives the 100-year-old a final test. A lot had happened in Abraham's life … Continue reading The Old Guy with Muscular Faith