The Fairness of Election

Does God choose which people will follow Him and be saved, and which will not?  If God does choose people is that fair?  As a friend of mine often reminds me, this is a hot-button issue for Christians, known as Election.  If you are not familiar with these ideas already, or if you want  a... Continue Reading →


4 Reasons Why I Run Hard (and you should too)

A few months ago, I ran in one of Philadelphia's biggest races, the Broad Street Run. The race starts in the north east and ends 10 miles away, on the other side of the city. When I have talked to people about the race, or any of my other races, a common question that they... Continue Reading →

Trusting God Hurts.

What does it mean to trust God? We often say things like "if we trust God, then everything will be alright".  This is 100% true, but probably not in the way that you expect. If we trust in God He will care for you, it may change your perspective of God and/or the situation, but... Continue Reading →

Waiting for a Miracle

How often do we ask for a miracle?  I think I ask for miracles all the time.  I ask for the salvation of my neighbors and coworkers.  I ask for anxiety relief in my family.  I ask for a huge revival of Christian life.  I ask for miracles for the simple reason of showing off... Continue Reading →

God’s Gifts

God has chosen the measure of our Gifts.  This is hard for me to remember.  I often have a tendency to compare myself to others and see that they are better than me in this way or that.  But, God has given us each gifts according to his will and his plan. If you are... Continue Reading →

Hope and Helping

The world we live in is not a pretty place.  From the hurricane that devastated Haiti to the violence that still ravages Syria and even still, more sorrow abounds.  In our personal experiences, we have a large variation in pain and sorrow.  Some constantly suffer while other seem impervious to suffering. One of the ways... Continue Reading →

Full bladder

So I have been pondering a really important question for some time now and thought I would share my struggle. The question: what is the appropriate time to use the bathroom at church? I mean, i'm sure you have had that time when you just really had to go but were not really sure what... Continue Reading →


In video games you have to make choices.  Many times you have to choose to risk making a sacrifice to accomplish your goals.  A video game culture term when you have just made that sacrifice  is "worth."  Perhaps you make a risky move, take down an enemy, kill the big dragon, and then you die.... Continue Reading →

Ugg. I Can’t Believe My Church…

We have all had those moments.  That time when someone in your church does something that just put you on edge, upsets, or irritates you.  Sometimes these things are petty, but many times large, important issues lie at the heart of the conflict. Too many times, we hear stories about how one disagreement or frustration... Continue Reading →

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