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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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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Discernment is Wisdom

Today’s society is living within a perpetual flow of information. There is no shortage of media to satisfy our senses, and everyone knows that high intake of media can become overwhelming – whether it be social media, television, music, books, magazines, or anything else. We often allow so much information into our brains that our…

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There’s something about cigarette smoke that makes me feel at home.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hated cigarette smoke. As a kid, I thought there was something inherently wrong with people who smoked cigarettes. If somebody near me smoked, I figured that person was a bad person. I’d like to think that was a natural judgment from a little kid, but it actually…

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