Like many people, my change came about through a season of suffering. I was forced to rethink some of the things that I grew up believing about God and the Bible because they didn’t make sense in light of what I was going through. It all started about 6 months after I got married, when […]
For my cohorts and I, high school graduation was 18 years ago. It seems like yesterday. It also seems like several lifetimes ago.
There are many words that probably don’t roll off our lips with ease. One of those words is the R-word: repentance. Perhaps we put up a good front, chant it regularly, but despise it on the inside. That’s been me, at times. Often times. Many might imagine the word repentance as a simple sorry. That’s not what it means. […]
My wife, Lisa, and I have one daughter. Felicity is almost two-years-old. When she was six months we were shocked and delighted to find out we were pregnant again. The first child was such a joy; a second would be icing on the cake. We discovered our secret early—just a few weeks in—so we had […]
After burying my fourth friend, the fourth victim of suicide, I didn’t know what to believe anymore. I grew up in church, knowing and believing that God is in control. He is love. He is good. But after so much loss, those truths begin to hollow out. That is, until I decided to do something […]
People believe in things for all sorts of reasons. Faith in a divine being is no different in that sense. But my own time-tested faith in God rests primarily on experience. Up to the age of sixteen, I had never been tested regarding what I believed. Not really. A church attender since before I was […]
Frankly, I don’t like the idea of change. I always seem to panic when I know something is changing. The irony of this, I know, is that sometimes change is good. Very good. But I get so used to life, good or really bad, that when something gives, and the load lightens, I almost miss […]
The story below is what we might call a representational story. The man, Peter, represents some of the men my friends have come across through their work of ministry.