In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorites (authors, preachers, places, etc.) Today we will begin with five of my favorite podcasts: These various and wide-ranging “casual conversations about things that count” are presented by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Episodes are kept relatively brief (usually between 20-40 minutes) and strike … More My Favorites: Podcasts
Jason, It has officially been 100 days since you were born. Because I’m a little slow, I’m only now getting around to actually processing through our relationship. I thought I’d share it with you and those who have been praying for you now – in this admittedly strange format of a blog post that you … More 100 Days with You (and a few before that)
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?