Trauma isn’t a new concept. We’ve heard terms like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) for a long time. Usually those topics are associated with extreme situations like… Read more “Trauma and Ministry”
As a kid there was nothing better than Christmas. Christmas was everything! I loved the songs, the snow, the traditions, the food, and obviously the presents. I… Read more “Advent Isn’t Christmas”
There are a lot of questions the Bible does not attempt to answer. In fact, if you really read the Bible, you’ll often walk away with even… Read more “Why Creation?”
It’s really easy to do something yourself. Well, maybe it’s not, but sometimes it seems easier than letting someone else do it. I find myself running into… Read more “Ministry Lessons From the Military: Delegate, Delegate, Delegate”
Two prominent men in protestant Christian circles have recently announced they no longer believe in God. Joshua Harris (author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye) and Marty Sampson… Read more “The ‘Falling Away’ Trend”
I recently tried out Sermonary for a few weeks. I love technology. There are so many ways that our lives can be easier if we could learn… Read more “Sermonary Review”
There’s a phrase that I heard a lot in the military. This isn’t specifically a military phrase. I had heard this phrase before, but it didn’t start… Read more “Ministry Lessons From The Military: Many Hands”
It’s very easy to come to the point where we wonder if God really cares about the environment. Does He actually care about the ozone layer? Does… Read more “Does God Really Care?”
I was privileged to speak several places in 2018. I always preach and teach in my local context, but I was invited to speak several other places this year. I preached to both teens and adults. I did training for youth leaders and I’m looking forward to what 2019 has in store. Here is a sermon that I was able to preach at Middletown Church of the Nazarene. This was particularly special for me since that is the church where I first began to pursue my call and forged relationships that are still impacting me to this day.
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The Story of Stephen Alan was a new youth pastor. He was fresh out of college and ready to change kids hearts for Christ. Most of his… Read more “The Story of Stephen: Teens and Trauma”