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.
If one more person I know has a birthday coming up, I’m going to change the name of this blog to Ben’s Birthday Celebrations. I’m sorry, but you’ll have to deal with it.
Either way, today marks the birthday of Dr. Seuss, and he was a great writer. That’s all I have to say about him.
But today also marks the birthday of my oldest sister, Anastasia. Continue reading Because You Matter
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.
Every time I talk about following Jesus to a specific friend of mine who declares himself agnostic, he says he doesn’t believe in Jesus because he hasn’t seen proof. To this, we dive into the fact that technically you can’t prove anything and that the world requires faith—whether it relates to belief in a deity or belief in what you read in the newspaper. We agree on this, which is fantastic. Continue reading Proof that it’s not about proof
Throughout my life, I’ve seen a lot of people neglect one or two of the persons in the Trinity. Continue reading The Trinity through the eyes of Jesus
“People need to be reminded more than instructed.” – C. S. Lewis
I read this quote earlier today, forgot about it, and then remembered it after an awesome night hanging out with other Christians. Quite ironic, right? Continue reading I’m reminded