Books · Guest Blogger · Women · Womens Ministry

5 Books for Christian Women by Shannon Madden

At this point in life, Shannon and I have been married for almost 13 years. She cares for the women of our church, and enjoys ministering to them. She is an avid reader for as long as I have known her. I asked her to put together a list of books for Christian women. Here… Continue reading 5 Books for Christian Women by Shannon Madden

God's Word · Holy Spirit · Laziness · Logic · Mind · Pendulum Swing

Don’t Use the Holy Spirit for Laziness

When you think of the Holy Spirit, what comes to mind? We have a variety of answers depending on what branch of theology you come from or currently reside. I don’t think that the theology of the Holy Spirit is as complex as we think He is. I think some of it has to do… Continue reading Don’t Use the Holy Spirit for Laziness

Money · Poor · Sex · Study · Teenagers · Work

Highschoolers: Three Tips for Not Being an Adult in Poverty

If you are in high school you probably have some plans for  your life. This can mean a lot of things. No one in high school thinks, “Boy, I would love to be a poor adult.” But while no one strives for poverty, many people struggle financially  as they grow older. First thing we need… Continue reading Highschoolers: Three Tips for Not Being an Adult in Poverty

Children · Church · Vacation · Worship

Why We Go to Church on Vacation

If you stumbled upon this blog it’s important for you to know that I currently pastor a church. While I think that this article is important to pastors, I believe it is also important for everyone. I want to talk about why I still go to church while I am on vacation. First let me… Continue reading Why We Go to Church on Vacation

Basics · Jesus · Justice · Nap · Non-Aggression Principle · Philosophy · Social Justice · Social Justice Warrior

Jesus Discusses Justice

So many people see Jesus as some flower child walking around in the tall grass with sandals, a robe, and some stringed instrument. This emasculated version of Jesus is not only a perversion of who He is, but is often used as propaganda by many to defend their personal “beliefs.” One area often misunderstood is… Continue reading Jesus Discusses Justice

Abortion · Apologetics · Image of God · Logic · My Body My Choice · Pro-Life

A Discussion of Abortion for the Non-Christian Part II

In a previous post I discussed the idea of abortion being a sin from a Christian perspective (link here). This week my goal is to talk about abortion to the non-Christian. Christians plant their foundation of truth in Scripture, and it is the authority in their lives. For justice to be done on the earth… Continue reading A Discussion of Abortion for the Non-Christian Part II

Abortion · Apologetics · Image of God · Logic · Pro-Life

A Discussion on Abortion for the Christian Part 1

Some of you  may assume that I am writing a political post. Certain people or parties take passionate stands on the abortion issue as either  pro-life or pro-choice. This is the first of a two part discussion on abortion: the first part will address the topic from a Biblical standpoint; the second will address it… Continue reading A Discussion on Abortion for the Christian Part 1

Basics · Justice · Nap · Non-Aggression Principle · Philosophy · Social Justice · Social Justice Warrior

Defending Justice from the Social Warriors

The year of 2017 in some ways could have been the year of the social justice warrior (SJW). There are many ideas as to what a SJW is, but I would simply define it as someone who believes that they see social injustices in the world and fight for justice. Often this is done on… Continue reading Defending Justice from the Social Warriors

Forgiveness · Jesus · Repentance · Shame

How to Get Rid of Shame

The shame that we bring upon ourselves can be deep. I’m not talking about the shame we had as a child. There’s much difference between a four-year-old who wets the bed and adult who carries some deep secrets from their past. We also could talk about present shame, perhaps something you’re struggling with now. Problems… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Shame

Books · Law · Obedience · Ten Commandments

Learning the 10 Commandments Again

There is much discussion on where the Ten Commandments fall into place within our society. Part of my contention is not the issue of society itself being the problem, but Christians themselves. Not only have we forgotten the Ten Commandments, we do not know how to properly understand them. All I want to do in… Continue reading Learning the 10 Commandments Again