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it’s finally here!

By |2013-03-11T13:16:43-05:00March 11th, 2013|Blog|

3 months, 12 sermons and 52,000+ words later... My first book is now available for purchase. I titled it The Fight for Joy: Reflections on the Book of Philippians and you can pick it up several different ways: My eStore (use coupon code '3TQE5DZN' for 20% off!) Barnes & Books-A-Million Kindle (Coming soon!) Amazon (United Kingdom) Live in Italy? Grab it here. (Available in Europe) I'm so excited about this book as it is the combination of commentary/exegesis, personal stories, and reflection. It is more than just a book about a letter to the church at Philippi. For me [...]

Article: Responding to suffering and tragedy.

By |2012-12-22T07:33:27-05:00December 22nd, 2012|Blog|

*This article was published in the Tuscola County Advertiser on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The events of last Friday have left yet another mark on the weary souls of America. Another mass shooting, this time in an elementary school, has brought us to our weakest point searching for answers. Some people reacted to this horrible tragedy by seizing the opportunity to speak about issues of gun control and mental health. Others, like myself, simply sat with our family, stunned beyond comprehension that this happened. Again. This leads to a question we must all face some day: “How do we deal with suffering?” [...]