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The Local Church Should Be Diverse

The Local Church Should Be Diverse

During our time of youth pastoring, one of the on-going conversations that we had was about race. We would openly acknowledge differences and celebrate them. This was to the surprise of new-comers, when

Choosing To Pray For Healing

Choosing To Pray For Healing

Being raised in the Church, I saw lots of people pray for miraculous healings. I was taught to lay hands on the sick and believe God for knees to be restored and cancer

Ordering Burgers In Russian

Ordering Burgers In Russian

If I were to list the top 5 weirdest accomplishments of my life, right up there beside “actually rescuing a kitten from a tree” would be that time that I ordered burgers (or

Learning To Steward My Home Well

Learning To Steward My Home Well

On December 23rd, my wife and I began moving into our first home. If you’ve ever bought a house before, you already know all of the accompanying feelings well—excitement, relief, anxiety,

I cried a lot last night

I cried a lot last night

Last night I said goodbye to a nine year tradition of spending nearly every Wednesday night with a bunch of middle school and high school students. For the duration of those years, I

Sometimes I doubt

Sometimes I doubt

I think it’s very reasonable to go to God with the hard questions — with tears in our eyes and frustration in our hearts and ask God why. I don’t think that intimidates Him.