Rules & Relationships

And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:5 (NLT) “Rules without relationship breads rebellion.” As a former high school chaplain, this is a phrase I’ve heard spoken many times over the years. Generally, I’ve heard it said about students in school who disagree... Continue Reading →

You’re Scum!

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.Proverbs 12:16 (NLT) When I began college, I was sure I wanted to be an attorney. It is a noble profession, after all! Well, some of them are noble... I quickly switched majors during my sophomore year to history, but kept my interest in... Continue Reading →

That Doesn’t Apply to Me

Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.Psalm 119:18 (NLT) The word truth seems to be a relative term these days. In the era of fake news, opinionated-facts, and other countries producing misleading content for us, trying to discern the fake from the not fake can be difficult. Of course, generally looking... Continue Reading →

Revisionist History

“You have eyes—can’t you see? You have ears—can’t you hear?’ Don’t you remember anything at all?”Mark 8:18 (NLT) There are two words which spark my ire as a historian (I actually have multiple degrees in history), “revisionist history.” Now, let me explain. Revisionist history isn’t going back and fixing historical inaccuracies in our understanding of... Continue Reading →

Fitness Craze

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Psalm 118:14 (NLT) As a nation, the USA has been obsessed with fitness for the past few decades (Which is a great irony considering that over 71% of the population over the age of 20 are overweight[1]). Being strong, or at least... Continue Reading →

Fear Tactics

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) Fear is very real in this world. People are afraid of a number of things. In fact, there are thousands... Continue Reading →

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