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…
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.
One phrase persistently jumps out at me from the first chapter of the Gospel of John. The phrase is in verse 29: "[John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'" Its a curious phrase. It seems kind of out of … Continue reading That’s one Ferrari! (John 1:29)
This month marks the approximate one year anniversary since I started waiting tables in Dallas. I had never done serving before (even though I had done some customer service and retail work), and to be honest, I'm surprised I made it this long. I think some of my past coworkers would be surprised to know … Continue reading I’m Benjamin and I’ll be your server today
...So you see de Lawd’s intention, Evah sence de worl’ began, Was dat His almighty freedom Should belong to evah man, But I think it would be bettah, Ef I’d pause agin to say, Dat I’m talkin’ ‘bout ouah freedom In a Bibleistic way. But de Moses is a–comin’, An’ he’s comin’, suah and fas’ … Continue reading Blog post from a Dallas living room
The early months of the year are great times to focus on the core parts of faith. And I think wisdom is one of those core parts. Proverbs 2:1-8 is one of the key texts in the Old Testament about wisdom. And from Proverbs 2:1-8 we see that wisdom can come in different ways, but … Continue reading Ride the bus or walk home, wise guys!