Go Home, John MacArthur…and Let Beth Moore Do Kingdom Work in Peace

While playing a word association “game” on stage at the Truth Matters Conference this week, John MacArthur and a group of his contemporaries were presented with the prompt “Beth Moore” to respond to. While the entire activity was incredibly short-sighted and immature to begin with, the true character of MacArthur and his fellow “men” was…

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YOU MATTER: In memory of Jarrid Wilson

Last night I was scrolling through Twitter, pretty mindlessly as usual. But then I saw a tweet that didn’t seem real. I did a double-take as my heart dropped out of my chest. Jarrid Wilson, a well-known pastor and mental health advocate, had passed away. The first tweet I thought didn’t say it explicitly, but…

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THE DEVIL RAN AWAY FROM ME: A declaration of power, authority and war on ordinary life

Last week, the devil ran away from me. No, I’m serious. He took off. Fled. Forrest Gump-style booked it. I was riding the RTD W-Line into work, just like every other morning. If you live in the Lakewood/Denver area, you know the W-Line community features some interesting cats. I once saw a dude on the…

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Me, Job, and the Military Man: How God Is Using My Broken Relationship to Repair My Heart

The Lake men don’t have that gene that makes you scared of interactions with strangers. Everyone is our friend. Even that dude at the airport hogging the wall outlet. “Hey man, can I charge my phone?” I did need to charge my phone, but we also had a while to wait until boarding the plane,…

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Your Left Didn’t Make Me Right

  To the dude turning left, All I could see was your left turn signal. You had it blinking, hoping you could get over into that turn lane, but we were all waiting behind you. The light was green. You weren’t moving. Which means I wasn’t moving, because I was two cars behind you. Didn’t…

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Death is Still Dead.

I love Easter Sunday. Every Easter, I attend church with my family and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. There’s no shortage of singing or dancing (although there may be more or less of the latter depending on the denomination you may or may not associate with… Alright, bad joke). The point is: there’s hope. And there…

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The Brutally Honest Christmas Card

I stumbled across a blog entitled “The Brutally Honest Christmas Card” by D.L. Mayfield today, and I thought I would share it with you all. This is true genuineness and transparency. Read the full post here.

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Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis can be Everything Right with our Christianity

This morning, I went to church. This is a typical Sunday morning activity for me and for other people who follow Christ. It’s kind of just what we do. I’ve been doing this my whole life. When I was younger, it’s because, by the grace of God, I had no choice (which I’m now very thankful for). Now,…

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READING INTO 2015, PART II: Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick

When I let worry stay, and then grow, and then make its home in my heart and mind, it blossoms into full-grown insecurity. Crash the Chatterbox has assisted me in simply telling worry to leave. When it knocks on the door, I’m having dinner with some good friends named Identity in Christ and Blessed Assurance, so I can’t answer.

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Reading into 2015, Part I: Blue Like Jazz

Two miracles happened. First, I started a book. Second, I finished it. When I was a little kid, I loved reading books. I think I read most of The Hardy Boys series, like any boy should do. I bet there were some days that consisted solely of me peering into the lives of Frank and…

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