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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Ferguson: Love is the Strongest Weapon

I am not here to tell you if justice was or wasn’t served by the acquittal of police officer Darren Wilson. I am not here to tell you that the people of Ferguson are or aren’t acting inappropriately in response to that acquittal. I am not here to tell you why I know that my…

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Hey Christian, I’m Talking to You Now

To my fellow Christians: In response to the presence of Pharisaical hate in the form of ‘preachers’ in the plaza of the Colorado State campus last week, I did something I do a lot. I posted on Facebook. I did what I’m sure many people are tired of me doing… I unleashed a multi-paragraph statement on…

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Without Love, Nothing

There are many important statements to be made, and there are many ways in which to say them. There are effective ways, and there are ineffective ways. Often, the correct thing stated in the incorrect manner greatly reduces its effectiveness. It is such with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No, I’m not saying that God…

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Three Kids Walk Into a Tent…

Three kids walk into a tent… and what happens? Introductions. Small talk. Life stories. Laughter. Pain… a lot of it.  Then… prayer? Tears? Life change? That’s not supposed to happen at one of the country’s largest secular music festivals, is it? Well, that was the order of events when three young teenage guys walked into…

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Metal, Tattoos, and the Kingdom of God

  I wrote a piece for Northview Church about my experience at Vans Warped Tour volunteering with Heartsupport and what it taught me about the Kingdom of God. Check it out here: http://thenorthviewblog.us/2014/08/01/metal-tattoos-kingdom-god/

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