Avoiding God

Avoiding God I have a confession to make: I’ve been avoiding God. It’s probably a terrible thing for a minister to confess, one who works in a Baptist church, but I just… I just haven’t been feeling it lately. At some point in the last month, my desire to journal shrank as well as my […]

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The Way You Should Go

“Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. At the end of three days the officers went through the camp and commanded the people, ‘As soon as you see the […]

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Slow Down

Slow Down

The last three years of grad school felt like a blur, which gave me pause right after graduation a few weeks ago. I’m going to slow down, I told myself. And I have. I took a break from writing. I took a break from reading. I took a break from thinking about most things theological. […]

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No Fear of Man

When I was growing up, I had so much anxiety over what other people thought about me. Did they think I was cool? Did they think I was smart? Did the girls think I was attractive? Were my teachers proud of me? Were my parents proud of me? What did they think? Oh, don’t worry […]

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One of the Most Important Things I Learned in Seminary and Why

In my first semester of seminary, we were required to take a course called “Introduction to Theological Thinking and Writing.” It covered the basics of theological reading, writing, and taught us how to observe the school’s ever-changing style guide. But we also learned something applicable to life, not just seminary. Social Location Have you ever […]

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