Find Your Role (repost)

This devotional was originally published on August 1, 2016.I think we get a major thing pretty backwards. Usually, when we do some sort of service, we feel really good about it. We feel like we did God this huge favor, took time out of our lives, and so on. And then...

Can’t Do It Alone

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving,...

Thoughts on Sin

Too often, I fall into the trap of thinking my sin is momentary and conquerable. If I forget about it, it’s not there. Or if I try hard enough, it’ll go away. Those things aren’t true. I sin, but I forget that sin isn’t just weak moments or...

Three Advents

After celebrating Christmas, we’re on the other side of Advent, and you really won’t hear the word again until some really churchy person says something about the church calendar next year. But, to me, there are really three advents that are important for...

Religion and Irreligion (and Star Trek)

Every old episode of Star Trek is super interesting, because Captain Kirk is always put in an unwinnable situation, but he also always wins. It’s great. He always wins because he ends up making difficult decisions that fall somewhere between logic and emotion....
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