Brain Dump on Desiring God National Conference

This past weekend, I attended the Desiring God National Conference. For the uninitiated, the Desiring God website describes their mission as follows: Everything we do aims to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. This conference gathered thousands of people under the […]

Youth Retreats and Chocolates

Do you remember when the movie, Forrest Gump came out? I was in the fifth grade. I remember seeing the movie, and not understanding most of the historical references. But for reasons I’m still not sure of, I remember that pseudo-sage saying that weaves its way throughout the movie: “Life is like a box of […]

This Momentary Exile

In our youth group, we’ve been going through 1 Peter, looking at how Peter addresses an audience of Christians who are experiencing persecution throughout an area that spans modern-day Turkey. As I have been reading and preparing the first few verses, one of the big points that I think Peter makes is that this life […]

The Grounding of the Gospel

Human ingenuity is an amazing thing. Just yesterday, I connected with at least ten people who are geographically dispersed and complete strangers to me. All with one search on a twitter directory website. Technology has made the world a smaller place. You can find people who share your same interests in a matter of seconds. […]