Have you been there? Almost everyone around you is praising God because of some great blessing and you feel skipped over. All your friends are in blissful relationships while you keep getting rejected. You have been dealing with sickness for years and your friends were healed after a week. Your church is in the middle of a spiritual revival but you can’t bring yourself to clap during worship. Everyone else is living like Jesus rose from the dead but it sure seems like he didn’t, at least not to you...
The story of Abram’s calling is a beautiful one. It reveals God’s desire to bless us and all the ethnicities of the world. On top of that, is the wonderful example Abram gives us of living a life by faith.
Confession: Bible passages can bore me. I get this lame idea that I ‘know it all’ or at the very least that I’ve heard it all before. However, this time was different…
I like to think of myself as culturally and socially aware, but just when I think I have left all my gender and societal bias at the door, I realize I forgot to empty one of my pockets.
This happened to me recently at a bible study. The passage was John 4:7-26, commonly known as ‘the woman at the well.’ I had heard it before and could pretty much imagine the way it would go…
No really. A hobby.
When I think of hobbies I think of old men working on model trains or women selling button earrings on Etsy. Neither of these things speak to my soul, but what if they were on to something. What if the hobby was what made the ordinary man satisfied with an ordinary existence?
It was sometime in my early college years when a certain purpose driven idea became extremely prolific. There was a book, and I can’t tell you if the book or the idea came first, but whatever the case it became the dominant view among mainstream Christianity and it went like this...
When reading these posts I think it is important for you to know a little bit about me and where I come from.
I’ll make it as short and to the point as possible.
30 years old
…now this is starting to feel like a dating profile…speaking of which:
Hi everyone, I live in the classy (yet increasingly expensive) city of San Diego with my wonderful wife. I work full time at a small biotech company and volunteer with an international Christian fellowship for students. My Christian faith guides my worldview and I try daily to live up to the standards Jesus sets for his followers.