Deal with the Sin, but First Remove the Shame

I had someone ask me how we could drive home the fact that using porn is sinful without shaming the individual. Is there a way, even in the midst of habitual sinful behavior that goes directly against what God commands, in which we can show love, respect, and compassion for the person and remain strong in our stance for righteousness […]

Man Vs ?

In an effort to describe why I write my blog and stick to a singular topic stubbornly, I will use the Travel Channels show, Man v. Food as an analogy, no really! I enjoy watching Adam Richman attempt to consume mass quantities of food, and the entertaining way the show is presented. Each episode features local restaurants […]

City of Hope (Official Lyric Video) // Brave New World // Amanda Cook Bethel Music

  I am trying to get there, I feel this song should move me and give some hope. Maybe it is yet to come… CITY OF HOPE Once we were a barren land Dry from disappointment But Heaven, like a heavy rain Revealed Your heart for us Now we’re dusting off our instruments In You […]

Finding Common Ground in Spite of our Differences

I am reading several books right now that deal with the concept of forgiveness, I can state with full confidence that within faith circles there can be wide differences in how to accomplish this important act. I have read the opinions of prominent theologians as well as those who are walking through the difficult challenges […]

Second Chance- Rend Collective OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

“Second Chance” My future hangs on this You made preciousness from dust Please don’t stop creating me Your blood offers the chance To rewind to innocence Reborn, perfect as a child Oh Your cross, it changes everything There my world begins again with You Oh Your cross, it’s where my hope restarts A second chance […]

The Church Can Reach It’s Most Wounded, Here’s How.

To merely point out the weaknesses and failures of the church with regards to reaching its most wounded people, would be ridiculous. I would like to share some possible solutions: First, the church needs to create an environment for legitimate and lasting change. Taking down the barriers for people who genuinely desire to deal with […]