If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. -2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) Growing up, I understood this verse in an uniquely American context. I […]Read more "Is Revival Still Possible?"
The day draws ever nearer for baby Underdown to arrive! But until that time, I’ll keep blogging. Today, I have a full-length sermon I preached recently on John 11:1-44 about handling death and grief the way Jesus did. It’s an odd topic, admittedly, but hopefully you’ll find it helpful and encouraging! Music is “Grave Robber” […]Read more "Sermon: Dealing With Death and Grief Like Jesus"
I always felt like I was growing up too fast or that I didn’t quite fit in my age range. Maybe it was learning to hold conversations with adults when young or the experiences I’ve had over my quarter-century of life. I’ve always felt like I had to mature sooner than others around me. I […]Read more "Growing Up Too Fast In ‘Ender’s Game’"
As families and friends across America gather this weekend for Independence Day, patriotism for our country will be expressed with fireworks, parades, and songs. But do we celebrate for the sake of patriotism or simply to blow things up and eat food? I grew up in a decently patriotic family. When the War on Terror […]Read more "The Ironic Patriotism of Millennials"
As you know if you’ve been visiting this blog for awhile (or even for a week), my wife and I are expecting our first child soon. That said, I’ll try to keep up my schedule of posting something every Saturday, but there may be times when I take a week off or don’t have time to […]Read more "Sermon: Who’s Your Daddy?"
This is another entry into an on-going series through the year. The previous entry can be found here. Tomorrow is Father’s Day, so I figure I should write some thoughts as we go into the weekend and I celebrate my first Father’s Day as a father. You would be surprised how many people would contend that […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: First Father’s Day"
There was a time when I believed America to be a “Christian” nation. I don’t believe that anymore. Whether or not it ever was can be debated, but what is clear is that it’s currently nowhere near “Christian”. Yet as a Christian in this country what should my interaction with national and local politics be? […]Read more "A Call to Action in ‘A Christian Manifesto’"