The Christian's life is a fickle thing fraught with interesting turns and challenging twists. One day we feel like God is our BFF and nothing can separate us from His abundant love and the next day we feel like there is a cosmic chasm between God's grace and the fate of our everlasting souls. While … Continue reading Feeling Like a Drain Plug
Great day I experienced with classes, super-sessions and keynote messages from some of the finest people in Christianity. I typed 10 pages of notes yesterday so I cannot include everything here but I want to give you some highlights that stood out to me. Tuesday Morning, Mike Cope “Spiritual Intubation: How Community Keeps Us Alive” … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2
I am speaking tonight at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ in Russelville, Kentucky and this is my lesson on patience. It's not the typical lesson on patience you might hear... Patience James 5:7-10 I am struggling at speaking with you tonight because the topic assigned to me is one that I immensely struggle with. … Continue reading Sermon on Patience
We are starting a new series in our Wednesday night class called "A Messy World." I thought about this series a year ago but have put it on the back-burner until now. The basic premise is that because of The Fall we all live in a messy world (messed-up) world. Sin is pervasive no matter … Continue reading A Messy World – New Series for MSYG
O Lord the pain is more than I can bear, The Devil’s arrows come fast, fierce and strong. I fear the worst my soul may prove unaware, Of the Satanic force, a line too long. Why must men toil in a war he did not choose? Against forces men can’t see with their two … Continue reading Sonnet 1 – Spiritual Warfare
In my morning reading I came across a familiar passage and wanted to share it with you and some of the thoughts I wrote down in my journal. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. Psalm 14:1 (ESV) Perhaps … Continue reading Psalm 14 – Who is the fool?
I have read a few books that have changed the way I perceive Christianity, culture and the world but few have changed my life like this book. Under the Overpass is about a journey of two guys named Mike and Sam who decided to take the words of a sermon seriously and go and live … Continue reading Book Review: Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski