The Christian Capability Gap

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. – Psalm 139:23-24 Here ... Continue Reading →
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The Burdens of War and Redemption Through Christ

War is primal and it is visceral. It pits man vs man in mortal conflict and it is generally the most memorable event of anyone’s life for those who lived through one. The problems ... Continue Reading →

What Football Can Teach Us About Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven

I’m so glad that football season is here. Due to possible misinterpretation, I must inform all readers that I’m talking about American football and not the football that we recognize ... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Know What I Believe

From October 2012-June 2013, I was deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan. This was my 4th deployment for a total of 42 months down range. In my career, I have had the privilege of serving ... Continue Reading →
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Martial Law or Jubilee, You Decide!

Hundreds of years ago these United States of America set into effect a form of government with a capability to declare Martial Law in extreme circumstances. Since then, the Supreme ... Continue Reading →
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All Souls Matter: Keeping Our Eyes On Christ

Today, our collective relationships with one another in our country are in need of dire healing and strengthening. The most recent senseless deaths that are grabbing all the headlines ... Continue Reading →
Hale Elementary School kindergarten twins Kaylee, left, and Ariana Martinez received a big hug from their father Jacob Martinez after surprising them in class, Monday, April 27, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.  Martinez returned after a year in Kuwait and Iraq.   ] (ELIZABETH FLORES/STAR TRIBUNE) ELIZABETH FLORES ¥ eflores@startribune.com

The Prodigal Father

“And he said, ‘there was a man who had two sons.’” – Luke 15:11 When presented with the Luke 15 passage about the Prodigal or Lost Son, the Father in this story is often ... Continue Reading →
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Come What May

The phrase, “Come what may” in today’s terms is largely unknown. Few understand it and even fewer live by these three words. We only see it used twice in scripture but both times ... Continue Reading →
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Living in a Post-Christian World: Behind Enemy Lines

In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. – 2 Corinthians ... Continue Reading →
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Appetite: Sin vs. Righteousness

“The bed is too short on which to stretch out, and the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.” Isaiah 28:20 The one that pursues righteousness possesses a different appetite than ... Continue Reading →