Insecurity: A Vice of Vices

Insecurity may be one of the most insidious vices that lurks deep within, and which dictates much of what we do. I say this as someone who genuinely brawls with the temptation of insecurity quite often. It’s a subtle, almost camouflaged paradigm of seeing yourself that dictates how you interact … ∞

“Is that a want, or a need?”

I remember having many conversations with my parents growing up. I would frequentlyhave desires and wants growing up: from wanting to get McDonalds, to wanting a toyfrom the local dollar store. I always framed these wants as something I “needed”.Clearly, there is a stark contrast between the meaning of one … ∞

Books & The Book

A basic, forgetful object so many overlook. Filled with old trees, tar, old bones, and pitch, formed together to make words, to convey a message, sometimes worth reading, sometimes not. The covers, some beautiful, some repulsive, all purposeful. Pages filled with words and pictures, jokes and stories, songs of the … ∞

Balancing Act

There is a difference between balancing school and work for some of us who have families or already work in ministerial or other positions; there can be a disconnect between these areas of our lives if we do not tend to each other equally. This is something I learned the … ∞

New Beginnings, Old Calvinists: The Importance of looking to Christians of the past to prepare ourselves for our future.

As you embark on your journey this year in seminary, whether its your first year or (like me) your last, you’re standing at the threshold of a new chapter in your life. The decision to pursue theological education is a significant one, filled with excitement, anticipation, and perhaps a touch … ∞