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School of Biblical Studies: Blog

In Praise of Brokenness

The past felt hard but the worst was yet to come. Thank God I was oblivious to this fact. In the exact middle, between hurt and more hurt, I ventured off to a 9-month, intensive, Biblical Studies program. I wanted the learning for my future career in ministry but needed it for my own personal […]

Transition – Standing on the Solid Rock

As one starts out in life, in the real world of adulthood post-college, life could be described simply as transitional. It’s the transition from studying to working, from borrowing to paying, from renting to owning, and from flakiness to commitment. It’s a time where one is already an adult, but not yet living out the […]

Always Good

Sometimes in our lives we are faced with circumstances that would not be considered our ideal. When we plan out what we want our lives to look like, seldom it includes walking through difficult things, and actually seldom our plan includes even moments that are among the greatest we have lived. I don’t know of […]

Perseverance: Stand up Saints

I write all of this as a biblical christian. One whom desires and seeks foundational truth in scripture, that will help edify us all to persevere and give glory to God along the journey. There is a modern day notion that has been carried through the centuries. In which, as a born again christian you […]

A Love Beyond Comprehension

It feels like it was just yesterday that the School of Biblical Studies started; we are now 6 weeks in and it’s been both an incredible time and a huge learning curve! Last week I taught the book of Mark, which was not only my first New Testament teaching but also my first 3 day […]

The Road to Damascus

I have been a Christian since I was about 4 years old. I have grown up in a Christian home and have read my Bible quite a bit throughout the last 22 years. As I have grown and matured in my faith Paul has become one of my favorite characters within the Bible. I have […]

Sex & Engagement

BURN IT TO THE GROUND! What is God’s will for your honeymoon? I normally begin lectures and public discussions on relationships with that question. I then put up a picture of a multi-story hotel on fire with raging flames shooting a hundred feet into the starry sky. This is an ideal metaphor for a sexual wedding night […]

Leading by Interruption

Many people think the secret to good leadership is in controlling interruptions and staying focused. They believe it’s prioritizing the important from the urgent and so on. When I look at Jesus I am not convinced that the standard lines we hear regarding leadership are really hitting the mark. Jesus it seems, did not really […]

Freedom

Freedom, we all love freedom but what does that actually mean? What does that actually look like? How do we define freedom? This is something the Lord has been showing me lately, what it actually means to be free. So, first off, let me ask you a question. How do you define freedom? Or how […]

The Importance of Sound Doctrine

Titus 2:1 “But as for you teach what accords with sound doctrine.” What is “sound doctrine”? Why did Paul stress the importance of teaching and holding to “sound doctrine” in so many of his letters? Paul knew the importance of the Word of God and the fact that “all scripture is breathed out by God” […]