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My Top 9 Albums from 2017

Sure, I'll do it too. For what it's worth (which isn't much), here are my top 9 albums of 2017:

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On Congregational Lamentation (New Song)

If a Christian lamentation is nothing else, it is a longing gaze heavenward—it is a grief and discontentment for the present death and destruction that Adam’s sin occasioned, and it is the expectation for what God promised: that our eyes will be wiped of our tears and our broken hearts will be bound up. Christian lamentation is the shameless acknowledgement that things are not as they should be, and things are not as they will be.

How God Resurrected My Marriage

**I wrote this post in October, 2015, and have waiting to publish it. The primary reason for the two-year delay is that there were individuals who needed to hear this story about my family in person before reading about it... Continue Reading →

10 Signs Your “7 Signs You’re an Introverted-Extroverted-Introvert” are Mistaken and You’re Actually an Underverted Antrovert

*My first go at a listed click-bait article. This will probably be my last as well. Here goes: Stop it Stop it Stop it Stop it Please stop it Stop it Quit it Cut it out Enough ... Listen, the articles... Continue Reading →

Risk, Donuts, and Thriving Churches: How God is Growing His Church Unexpectedly in Denver

*I was recently commissioned to write several pieces for an SBC state convention. This story was particularly interesting to me so I thought I'd share it here. Englewood, CO – “We are ruthlessly biblical, to the point that it may... Continue Reading →

What Is “Christian Liberty”?

I am a 25 year-old Calvinist. Which means, most people in Christian circles would categorize “young, restless, and reformed." Unfortunately, outwardly speaking, I confirm all of the stereotypes one might have about a 25 year-old Calvinist: I do wear cuffed... Continue Reading →

Dear Daughter, Vote for Trump!

A Parable: A father, his daughter, and an election Dear Rosie, I’m so glad your first college mid-terms went so well! Know that your mother and I could not be more proud of you, and know that your hard work... Continue Reading →

Single Men, Consider the Single Mothers In Your Church

“I’m so happy for her!” my wife said as she looked at the glossy screen of her iPhone. We sat in our kitchen having a conversation that is, tragically, not very common: we talked about how a single mother was... Continue Reading →

On Charitable Christian Debate – Wilson/Thabiti Links

I invite you to read for your own edification: It all sort of goes back to Thabiti's article on why he plans to vote for Hillary this election. Doug then started a dialogue with a critique of Thabiti's argument. Doug... Continue Reading →

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