Today’s Photo Today in Review The main event today was Jason’s first road trip. In order to be here for church this Sunday, I took Natalie and Jason to Missoula where Paige (Natalie’s mom) picked them up to bring them the rest of the way to Billings. After dropping them off, I turned right back … More Daily Reflections: There and Back Again
Today’s Photo Today in Review We’re having a very quiet and low-key New Year’s Day. I’m trying to implement a “seed habit” this year in place of resolutions, beginning with the habit of becoming more observant – of where I spend my money, of how I dedicate my time, of what food I eat, etc. … More Daily Reflections: The Only Today I’ll Ever Get
It probably happened over a thousand times during my teen years. My dad would make some comment that seemed very pessimistic about an athlete’s personal life, the prospects of a politician following through on his campaign promises, or a church leader’s integrity – and I’d be deeply frustrated at his depressing point of view. Well, … More 2018: All Other Ground is Sinking Sand
By the time I started seminary, I had been around church enough to know that Christian leaders aren’t always what they seem. I had seen a man with passion in the pulpit and abuse in the home. I knew the beloved youth pastor from my hometown who had been fired for looking at porn on … More My Mentor’s Downfall
Sermon Summaries: 1 Samuel 28-29 Is God in complete control over the evil in the world? Whether you respond to that question in the affirmative or the negative, there are (humanly speaking) troubling implications: If God is in complete control over every manifestation of wickedness, then it clearly reminds us that He could stop and … More Is God in complete control over the evil in the world?
Every day, no matter where I go, I get to see natural wonders that many people in the world will never get to witness. I get to serve as a part of a congregation where I personally know each person and family well enough that my prayers for them don’t feel like an impersonal checklist, … More 20 Reasons I Love Living In Troy, MT
A Step of Independence I was born into a non-sports-loving (aka logical) household in Colorado Springs. The idea of emotionally investing in a violent sport played by millionaire strangers was something my parents simply weren’t into – silly, I know! But for whatever reason, I loved it. The complexity of the rules, the intricacy of … More My Team and I: A Journey Through Life While Wearing Vikings Shirts