Faith

My Christian faith is interwoven into everything I do and say. These are my thoughts on theology, belief, and the intersection of faith and life.

Division and Unity on the Day of Pentecost

Even though we share the same spiritual language, the same faith in the risen Christ, and the same creeds of our earliest brothers and sisters, we Christians have a bad habit of creating divisions among the body of Christ. Read More

Baseball and the Kingdom of God

If Jesus could compare the Kingdom to a mustard seed, a batch of yeast, and a farmer's field, there's no reason why we can't also say, "the Kingdom of God is like a baseball game." Read More

Not Yet Turned Into Now

A couple of years ago I wrote about my personal journey from mourning to healing. I shared about resigning my pastoral role as a youth minister in Oklahoma and moving into an administrative position with Nazarene Youth International. This change came at a time in...

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Freedom from Legalism

Freedom from Legalism

As 2016 turned into 2017, there were several blog posts floating around the internet that introduced the concept of picking a “word for the year.” As the “My One Word” website explains, you are to “Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do...

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My Advent List

My Advent List

I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with my Amazon Wish List, especially during this time of year. I am constantly checking it, adding new things, and taking away items I no longer want. Did you know that you can even “rank” or prioritize the items you have...

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Moving Closer to the Center

Moving Closer to the Center

In recent conversations, I have been reminded of a way of thinking that I first learned about in college: bounded sets versus centered sets. While this article explains it much better than I can, essentially bounded set thinking is concerned about belonging to a...

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Feminist Church

Feminist Church

Author’s Note: With International Women’s Day earlier this week, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some thoughts that I had posted on my personal blog in 2013. In many conservative evangelical circles, the term “feminist” is practically a dirty word,...

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