God is good. Fear is a liar.

God is good. Fear is a liar.

The other day, as I was driving home, our Jeep almost died. And to make a long story short, I found out that our battery had died. So I began to pray earnestly that God would provide for us because we had just finished paying for an expensive heater core replacement...
Can God redeem who you pretend to be?

Can God redeem who you pretend to be?

One of the things that really gets me bothered is when I go into a convenience store, grab a delicious looking bag of chips off the shelf, purchase it, and then open it only to find a bag filled with 30% chips and 70% air. There’s nothing very meaningful or even...
Leading toward an unreached destination

Leading toward an unreached destination

I will never forget one of the first times that I took students along with me on a mission trip to inner-city Chicago. Well, it was more like a learning experience for these students than a mission trip because of the rural area that our church was from. We were...
What’s the ‘good’ in the good news?

What’s the ‘good’ in the good news?

One of my least favorite things about scrolling through my social media feeds these days is the overwhelming onslaught of negativity and bad news. It is such a desert of hope. The main effects that I am left with when scrolling through these feeds or timelines or...
Don’t hide the broken

Don’t hide the broken

We’re all coming from somewhere, and we’re all going somewhere. None of us lives life in a vacuum. The things that happen inside of us and that we feel and that we struggle with…they all come from somewhere. They’re not random accidents. On the other hand,...

Love Is Louder

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE BEFORE MAKING ANY JUDGMENTS. Every year now, my beloved Chicago Fire host a night at Toyota Park called the Annual LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Pride Night. And the motto that Pride Night was pushing was “Love Is...

Do We Know What Love Really Means?

So many people have so many perspectives… I don’t think I have experienced so many emotions as a result of internet browsing in quite a long time. In recent years, the Supreme Court made a decision to legally recognize gay marriage in all 50 states has...

Jesus and The Transgender Thing

There is a lot being said as of late about the transgender issue. What if a guy wants to identify as a woman? What if a woman wants to identify as a man? What if a woman wants to identify as a cat? What if a female-identifying man wants to use a female restroom at a...