The Reality of the Resurrection & The Hope of the Nations

“He is risen, he is risen, indeed!” When are you most used to saying this? Easter, right? It makes sense. Easter is, of course, when Jesus was raised from the dead; so, on Easter, we celebrate with this kind of call and response proclamation. But do you know what is really awesome? The fact that … Continued


Let’s Be Real

Living my life overseas while exemplifying Christlikeness entails many complexities that God continues to use in order to make much of Himself and less of me. I often think that God brought me halfway around the world to work on my own heart more than anyone else’s. For reasons unbeknownst to me, He does love … Continued



We Believe: Resurrection & Everlasting Life

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God … Continued


We Believe: God the Father

“So, what exactly is it that you guys believe?” That was the question one of the teenagers in our youth group asked me several years back on a trip to San Antonio. Most of the students in our group had grown up around church, but this girl had come as a guest, and it was … Continued