The Gospel According to Samson

Imagine a big, hulking, muscle-bound human being capable of fantastic feats of strength. No, I'm not talking about the Hulk. But that's not too far off. Much like the Hulk, Samson was known for his amazing strength. He did hand-to-hand combat with a lion and won and killed 1,000 men by using a donkey's bone as his... Continue Reading →

Overcomer

Though I played many sports in high school and college, volleyball was by far my favorite (and best). I spent thousands of hours in the gym and on the courts honing my skills. I was good at it. Fast forward a few years, and I joined a team in a recreational league in Southern California. We were... Continue Reading →

Ants In the Pants

"You look like you've got ants in your pants!" was the cry of the school teacher. She, luckily, wasn't talking to me, but one of my classmates. No matter what this young man tried to do, he could just not sit still. He was constantly talking, fidgeting, making noise, getting up and walking around the... Continue Reading →

Glass Half Empty

In my high school years, I had many experiences of terror - asking girls to banquets, trying out for varsity sports, taking the ACT exam, and many other such lovely rights-of-passage. I also had the pleasure of competing with my class in an annual football bowl game. The Freshman boys would play the Sophomore boys... Continue Reading →

The Path

I've heard it said that our Christian life is "a journey." Often times, it is said in the context of walking on the path that God is leading us down. However, I think we sometimes trivialize this concept too much. Yes, we should walk on God's path. But, how do we know what the path... Continue Reading →

Stop the Pain

Working primarily with teens and young adults for the past five years, something has haunted me. No, I'm not talking about Casper the Ghost, it's a notion, a thought, a question, that has been at the forefront of my mind. It is something that I've wrestled with understanding, and I've prayed about countless times. The... Continue Reading →

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