Running
Sep03

Running

Running Jonah 1:1-3 When I was in second grade, I had my first crush. Most of us can remember the season of life when the opposite sex stopped repulsing us and all of a sudden began stirring our affections for love. Her name was Stephanie. We had been friends since kindergarten, and I felt that it was time to take our friendship to the next level. That morning at breakfast I told all of my friends my new revelation about how I felt...

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Liturgy Night
Sep03

Liturgy Night

  For the past nine months or so I have been praying over an idea for a worship service for our church. The idea of this service is as equally foreign to our Baptist culture as it is organic and natural to me. The core of the idea of this service would be to focus on Scripture, prayer, and meditation and allow for as much interaction and involvement for all people as possible.    This idea was birthed from seeking God on how to...

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Leviticus and Jesus
Aug21

Leviticus and Jesus

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Since seminary I’ve tasked myself with reading through a new translation of the Bible each year. This is a goal that can be equally grueling and rewarding if I am honest; so I always begin each reading of the day with a...

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Evaluation, Sex, and Bether
Jan26

Evaluation, Sex, and Bether

I can remember during my sophomore year propped up next to the window that was next to our front porch with two of my roommates as we listened to our fourth roommate have his third  “breakup talk”of the semester. When he was finished, we all scattered to the living room and turned on the tv so we could look inconspicuous. He walked in, and he said, “You know, I wish everyone walked around with one of those Sims symbols hovering over...

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The Birds and the Bees
Jan19

The Birds and the Bees

First Things First   You may be asking, “Do we really need to do a series on sex and dating?” Aren’t there more pressing issues, such as social justice, proclamation of the gospel to the lost, and the sanctification of our souls? Well, yes, those are pressing issues, but the reality is, we all stress out about dating and relationships. As a college-aged person you have so many different things screaming for your attention that...

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UFC Temple Style
Nov03

UFC Temple Style

Mark 11:12-13; 12:1-12   [12] On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. [13] And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. [14] And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.   A natural question about the section might be,...

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