Confession

A few weeks ago I had a friend ask me to go to lunch because they needed to talk to me about something. When we sat down, this friend proceeded to tell me that they had something to confess to me. This person told me that they had thought a few things about me in the past and had come to realize that they were judgmental and superficial. What was ...

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Holding It Together

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15–17 One thing we talk about a lot as a staff is ...

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Practicing Reconciliation

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18–19 NIV) I admit that I’m always the best at remembering exactly how things happened in the past. The details of our lives are ...

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The Herd

“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.” (Proverbs 1:5 NASB) Last week I was meeting with a college student I am mentoring (scary, huh, that Baylor would allow me to ruin a college sophomore) and we were talking about how to create a sermon. I gave him the task of evaluating my sermon that night at Sola and told him ...

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Biblical Submission

I always appreciate comments and conversations that flow out of these blogs, and I am humbled to be a part of this process. Through these blogs we are able to have deeper discussions beyond worship on Sunday morning, and I am thankful for that. One important question that has surfaced out of my last blog called “Dethroned” goes something like this: “Am I supposed to submit if that person is ...

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