Featured Blog: Against Doubt

Hello!

It’s been a while.

While I’m still taking some time off from blogging, I wanted to take a moment and share a fantastic blog created by a great friend of mine. It’s called Against Doubt, and its purpose is to equip Christians to defend their faith against lofty arguments and everyday doubts we will face.

They just released part 2 of a series on the Resurrection of Jesus, and I highly recommend checking it out HERE.

Be sure to subscribe to them for more great articles, and in the near future I’ll update you all on what I plan to do with my blogging.

 

Quote of the Week: 3/31/16

“I believe as Christians, and as a Christian artist, we need a fresh revelation of who God is. Yes God is our friend, but he is also King, and this is a good thing. If God is no different than you and I, then what kind of God would he be? I am grateful that God is not like me. I am thankful that God is not only good but powerful and Holy, and worthy of my respect.” – Ben Pierce (Read more on Come&Live)

When we repent, Jesus empowers.

What is the Gospel?

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

What does it mean to be a Christian?

In answering these questions, I’ve heard an array of Christians talk about how it’s all about love and grace, being a good person, or going to church. However, when it comes to following Jesus, there was one message that Jesus preached that I rarely hear people talk about these days. That message is this:  Continue reading When we repent, Jesus empowers.

The Harvest is Plentiful

Imagine you have this desire in your heart, this longing. There’s this hope stirred inside of you—it defines you. Your whole life hinges on this desire, and not just for something to come, but for someone to come. Someone to fix all the brokenness. Someone to restore what was lost. You need this.

But you’re still waiting for it. Waiting, waiting, waiting.   Continue reading The Harvest is Plentiful

Love and Truth

The other day I heard Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” song over a fitness center’s loudspeakers. It sounded like she said, “when you mess with love, you mess with the truth,” but when I looked up the lyrics later I found out they were slightly different. Turns out she actually said, “you don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth.”

Whether I heard her right or wrong, though, it fascinates me how much love and truth are intertwined. When you mess with one, you mess with the other. It’s why the world’s so messed up. Even at the beginning of mankind, a serpent twisted truth in order to twist love, and ever since then the vicious cycle has continued . . . that is, until Jesus came.

He was the Truth, and therefore he brought Love back into the story. Fear is often irrational and void of truth, which is why perfect love, which is full of truth, casts out fear.

If we don’t trust, it’s because we don’t know what love looks like. And if we don’t love, it’s because we don’t know what trust looks like.

If we mess with love, we mess with the truth.

If we pursue love, we come face to face with the truth.

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Quote of the Week

“Some say that salvation hinges on whether or not you believe in Jesus, and that is true. But do you really believe in Jesus when there is no evidence that you are doing what He compels us to do?” – Eugene Cho in Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?