Comfort and the Broken Christian

Introduction: Suffering is truly universal. Every person is familiar with hardships and trials. “Read Scripture and pray” is typically every Christian’s response to, what I call, drive-by counseling. When a brother or sister runs to a Christian in a time of brokenness, it is not rare to experience feeling overwhelmed, and not knowing exactly how to alleviate the struggles and pains. Perhaps the most common on-the-fly counsel … Continue reading Comfort and the Broken Christian

Protesting the Protests: A Defense of My Behavior at the Adams State Political Protest

On March 4, 2017 there was a local protest that was organized on the campus of my Alma Mater. I heard about this protest last second, and I showed up to engage. After the many interactions I had with a variety of people, I reported some conclusions on my Facebook page. Someone at the protest somehow saw this, and commented on it. The comment was an … Continue reading Protesting the Protests: A Defense of My Behavior at the Adams State Political Protest

The Abomination of Desolation and The Great Tribulation (Matthew 24: 15-28)

I am blessed to do ministry in a context of loving brethren. I do step on their toes from time to time, but they are loving and gracious to me in our disagreements. For a long time now I have been working through the book of Matthew and sharing some of my devotional thoughts via my personal Facebook page. I recently got to Matthew 24, … Continue reading The Abomination of Desolation and The Great Tribulation (Matthew 24: 15-28)

Do You Doubt Your Salvation?

Pastoral ConsiderationsI am thankful for my time in ministry and the job the Lord has blessed me with. As a young man, it can be intimidating and difficult to establish confidence in my abilities within others. However, I know how it is I am to not allow people to “despise me for my youth.” I am to “set an example for the believers in speech, in … Continue reading Do You Doubt Your Salvation?

Christians and the Death Penalty

News broke out across the country that Dylan Roof was found guilty, and that the jury has recommended the death penalty for him. (I have written about the case elsewhere here.)This was not surprising to most given the nature of his crime and his clear unrepentant heart in the after-math. He showed no signs of remorse or guilt, and given the evidence of the case, the jury … Continue reading Christians and the Death Penalty

Apostolic Apologetics

Every year I make what I call reading plans for the young adult group I oversee through my local church. The group is primarily college students, thus, I make 2 plans a year during the major breaks from classes (winter and summer). The purpose is to keep everyone accountable to reading the word while on vacation. This winter we have been reading through 2nd Corinthians. This book … Continue reading Apostolic Apologetics