Our measurement requires intentional relationships where we live out scripture in front of others while giving Christ the glory for every aspect of our lives.
In every avenue, I have pursued it and in every avenue, it has been denied. For a really long time I thought that this just meant that I needed to wait just a little longer. But after some recent events...
I thought this was taking the easy path before, but now I am beginning to see that doing this in totality is one of the most difficult things a person will ever have to do.
A few posts earlier I made some comments about my hopes and dreams for my now newborn son—what I wanted him to become, what I wanted to instill in him. I am not a person taken back by much. I have seen my fair share of tragedy, heartache, joy, and elation, but I never expected this. Many friends who are already parents had told me how immediate the love for their child was; how when they were born it was literally love at first sight.
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood issues within the church is the issue of depression. Many don’t know how to deal with it…not Christians struggling with it, or Christians trying to help the struggling.
When you are reading through the New Testament there is one phrase that seems to have a constant presence within the text. It is especially seen in one author in particular, who uses this verse at the beginning or the end of almost every epistle he writes. That author would be none other than Paul of Tarsus.
As some of you know, my wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child this upcoming March. For whatever reason, this thought I am articulating has struck me here and now.
There are seasons in everyone’s life where nothing seems to be going right, where nothing you do makes it better, and everything that is done feels wrong. I had felt this way deep down inside for a very long time…not knowing how to deal with it, or express it.
So, this is my first authentically “nerdy” post and boy am I geeked about it. Why? Because it has to do with my favorite superhero of all time and Zac Snyder’s second attempt to bring him to live action film…that’s right boys and girls. This post is about the new Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice movie coming out in 2016.
In May of this year my Seminary journey ends. The last two and a half years were fun, stressful, maddening, fulfilling, and irritating. It isn’t for everyone…I can assure you that. But as I draw closer to the end I am beginning to reflect on my journey and what I have learned.