Not today, satan!

Not today, satan!

Anybody else been resisting the devil? “Get out of here devil, I ain’t got no time for you today.” When I was a kid, sometimes I would feel scared as I lay in my bed at night trying to fall asleep.  If I saw a shadow or something, I thought it might be a demon....
Let’s Talk About Your Big But

Let’s Talk About Your Big But

The year is 2008. Melissa and I are in Fontainebleau, Louisiana at the Abita Brewery after a tour. Fontainebleau, which the locals pronounce “Fountain Blue,” sits just north of New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain. We’ve been traveling around the country for months...
Community Second

Community Second

I walked into Burger King the other day and they said they didn’t have any hamburgers. True story. So I left. If a burger restaurant doesn’t have burgers, you leave. That makes sense, right? I grew up in a church that used Acts 2:42-45 as their mission verse. “And...
Do You Believe Jesus?

Do You Believe Jesus?

I have a simple question for you today: Do you believe Jesus? That may seem simplistic, but a lot of times we focus on a different question.  We talk about believing in Jesus. Prefer to listen? Grab the podcast episode here. Believing in something is an interesting...
How Could the Love Guy Be So Intolerant?

How Could the Love Guy Be So Intolerant?

John is sometimes called the love book. But is it? Each of the gospels was written for a reason. Matthew has a high emphasis on proving that the prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus. It’s important to Mark to demonstrate Jesus’s spiritual authority. Luke specifically...
Will you recognize Jesus? They didn’t.

Will you recognize Jesus? They didn’t.

The ancient scholars developed elaborate theories about what the Messiah would look like. They combed the scriptures for clues. They debated, and divided, and argued with each other about how and when the Messiah would come. Then Jesus came. And they all had it wrong....

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