I'm a Christian, a father, a leader, and an entrepreneur.

This is my journey.

Will you accept the invitation?

Suppose you received an invitation to a party thrown by a well-known and respected host. The invitation contains all of the details about the party: the host, the location, and how to get to the venue. Now, suppose you have a prior commitment and can't make it. Or...

What’s your excuse?

Have you ever made excuses for something that you knew you should do, but you just didn't want to? "I really should work out more, but I'm not going to stick with it anyway, so why bother?" "I should share my faith more, but no one likes a bible-thumper." "I should...

Young Leaders of the Bible: Part 2

In our last post, we looked at three young leaders from the Old Testament. Each of these young leaders were called by God to be used for great works in His plan for redeeming mankind. In today's post, we're going to look at several young leaders from the New Testament...

Young Leaders of the Bible: Part 1

When we think of ministers, pastors, or reverends, most people think of stuffy old men in suits.  They're called "elders" in the bible for a reason, right? If we read our bibles, though, we get a very different picture of leadership.  In fact, many of the most...

Contend for the Faith

In the introduction to his epistle, James' brother Jude tells his readers, "although I was very eager to write you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing you to contend for the faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints" (Jude...

On Being Raised “Christian”

"I was raised Christian." You'd be surprised how many times I hear this one.  I hear it from Christian friends and non-Christian friends alike.  "I was raised Christian." Sometimes, they say something slightly different, like, "I was born Christian," "I was raised...

6 lessons from my first 6 months in pastoral ministry

I've been involved in ministry since I put my faith in Christ in 2010.  I've served as a worship leader in a 5th and 6th grade ministry.  I've served young professionals at the Summit Church in Raleigh, NC.  I've led a small group for two years, I've served as a...

Can the Bible be trusted? The case for Biblical integrity.

One of the more common objections to Christianity that I hear from my non-Christian friends goes something like this: The Bible has been translated and mistranslated over thousands of years.  We can't know what the original text said; therefore, it can't be trusted as...

Christians: What if we’re the problem?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, you've realized that there have a lot of people standing up for what they believe in, whether that be on Facebook, on the news, in the blogosphere, or (heaven forbid) in real life. The "gay marriage" debate...

Public Service Announcement: Turning Point

A couple of weeks ago, I quietly released an updated look to my blog.  (If you are reading via email and haven't seen it, check it out here.)  The new look is the outward representation of an inward transformation that I'm undergoing with my blog.  Previously, I've...

Four reasons why married life rocks my socks

Next month, my wife, Cassie and I will be celebrating our first year of marriage.  Before we got married, we made one thing abundantly clear: we were committing ourselves to one another--and to God--in a lifelong, covenant marriage.  "Divorce" would be permanently...

3 lessons I’ve learned from losing my first client

I lost my first client today. Not as in the first client that I ever lost, but "first" as in the first client who signed up with me when I opened the doors to my little web marketing startup back in 2009. It didn't come as a shock - there had been a lot of tension...

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