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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Why #MerryChristmasStarbucks is Everything Wrong with American Christianity

A few days ago, former pastor Joshua Feuerstein posted a video announcing a campaign against Starbucks due to their switch from festive holiday cups in previous years to a new plain red look for the 2015 holiday season. In the video, Feuerstein claims that Starbucks wanted to “take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups” because,…

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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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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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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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The Attitude of Suffering

Here’s a blog article I wrote for Northview Church, where I’m interning this summer. It includes some pretty intriguing details of the story behind John Mark McMillan’s “How He Loves.” http://thenorthviewblog.us/2014/06/20/friday-spiritual-column-attitude-suffering/    

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Where are all the real men?

Remember that ad campaign, Real Men of Genius? It was funny, but it actually exposed a truth that I firmly believe is detracting from the growth of society – manhood is superficial. America paints a picture of manhood that includes beards, sports, and beer. While none of these things are inherently bad (trust me, I…

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