As many of you may know, my family recently made a big life transition! After seven years of living and serving in St. Louis, I accepted a new pastoral call at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and we moved to town the first week of August. The last time we moved we only had […]
I wrote this article for Rooted as part of their series of posts through the book of 1 Peter leading up to their national conference in October. This year’s theme is: “Living Hope: A Walk Through 1 Peter.” Here’s the lead-in: “Whether they realize it or not, the teenagers we love are aching for Jesus […]
A couple weeks ago I sat down with Davis Lacey (a fellow Mercer Bear!) and the Rooted Ministry crew to talk about my new book on Justification on their Rooted Youth Ministry podcast. As they say in the show notes, we also had the chance to “discuss the Track series of resources (published through a […]
I wrote this article for Rooted as part two of a two part series. It’s ultimately about prayer. Here’s the lead-in: “We don’t have to get God to like us or love us through our prayers. God is already favorably disposed toward us because of Jesus.” Click here to read.
I wrote this article for Rooted as part one of a two part series. Here’s the lead-in: “When our students articulate confusion about relating to God, we have an opportunity to engage with them personally and to walk with them in discipleship.” Click here to read.
I wrote this article to youth ministers and parents for Rooted on how to foster a Bible-saturated youth ministry. It’s part of a series of posts they are doing on their vision statement: “To transform youth ministry so that every student receives a grace-filled, gospel-centered and Bible-saturated discipleship in the church and the home.” Click […]
I wrote this article for Rooted on the connections between the biblical theme of return from exile (drawing from a particular scene in the book of Ezra) and our own seeming “return from exile” post-COVID. I was writing with youth ministers and church leaders in mind, but I think it is beneficial and encouraging to […]