Why I stopped listening to Matt Chandler and started listening to my pastor, Jason Vance

“Who’s Jason Vance?” you may ask. Nobody famous. And that’s the whole point. He’s the young church-planting pastor of my local church. A few years ago my small church closed. My pastor retired, went into a teaching ministry role and moved to Oregon. That sent me and my two sons into about three years of... Continue Reading →

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Mothers: Tell your kids to trust the God of their mother.

Yesterday at church my pastor taught through the story in Genesis where Jacob wrestles with "a man."  Toward the end of the sermon he referred to the passage in Genesis 32: 9-12 where Jacob prays. And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your... Continue Reading →

Man shall not live by Prozac alone

In March, Fathom Mag published an article I wrote about my own struggle to concede my need for an anti-depressant. A wise pastor and friend helped me to see that medication was not an alternative to provision from God. It was a provision from God. I've been taking Prozac for a couple years now and... Continue Reading →

Evidence of the Resurrection

On Easter Sunday an unbelieving loved one sat with me in church while the gospel was heralded and the very doubts and questions he has were exposed. This of course has created some interesting conversations in the last couple days. Questions about evidence. He wants evidence of the resurrection. I know there are smarter people... Continue Reading →

Is his promise enough?

One promise I look to in the Bible when I feel everything in my life is screaming, "There is no God!  You're all alone in this," is Romans 8:28-29. "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those... Continue Reading →

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