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Who’s Trying To Kill You? (history of the Anabaptists & why it matters to you…important msg from Jon Zens)

June 21, 2011


None of us live in a vacuum. This might sound silly to say, but the world did not begin when we were born. Every context that we live in today has a history behind it that directly affects us. I’m talking about things like our nation’s history, and yes, even our context and understanding of […]

A Tale Of Two Women…Which Woman Do You Belong To?

June 17, 2011


For most of my life as a believer in Jesus Christ, I have lacked a stunning vision and understanding of who He is. As a result, I routinely missed seeing the person of Christ. This has especially been true for me while reading scripture. Unfortunately, Christless scripture reading is actually quite normal for most people. […]

Myself, Heroin Addiction, & The Church

May 27, 2011


Let me start this post off by saying that I am not a heroin addict. Actually, I have no experience with this drug. I can relate to heroin addicts however. As a matter of fact, I can relate with addicts of all kinds because I am a recovering addict myself. I am going to go […]

The U.S. Civil War & The Conflict Coming To Your Own House, Friends, & Church Community

May 12, 2011


It has been said that the most bloody & defining conflict that America has ever faced was the U.S. Civil War fought from 1861-1865. I had no idea how true that was until recently. I have just finished watching a powerful nine part documentary put together by Ken burns about the American Civil War that […]

It Is Hard To Stay Mad At Beautiful People!

April 5, 2011


This has been on my heart for the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to share just a few thoughts about something we all may have to deal with at some point in our lives. What am I talking about? I am talking about being misunderstood, slandered, and even hated by those who claim […]

The Two Causalities of Western Individualism- Sexual Intimacy & Church Life

January 31, 2011


When it comes to rugged American individualism, some say it has been a virtue.  I disagree.  In my opinion, it has been a major vice in regards to two of the most important realities that the Lord has given us as a statement about Himself.  Both sexual intimacy, in the marriage relationship, and church life […]

The Blindspot Of Discipleship (Don’t let your family or institution become an obstacle)

January 12, 2011


During June of 2010,  I traveled the U.S. on an incredible coast to coast journey from Florida, to North Carolina, and then across the country to California where I stayed for the remainder of my time before driving home. There were several reasons that I embarked on this trip, but the main reason was to hear from […]