• The Forgotten Man

    I survived public school. For a long time I’ve wanted a t-shirt with that message printed on the front. The back would read: I’m ok… but just barely. I’m part-joking, part-serious because while it’s kind of humorous after the fact, it was a challenging experience to live through. My parents raised me in a Christian home with conservative values and politics. It doesn’t take a rocket-scientist to recognize my dilemma. Let’s just say my upbringing didn’t jive with the messages taught to me in the classroom. If, by chance, you can’t relate to my experience, it’s very likely you’re left-leaning… Continue reading

  • This is Just the Beginning

    The year was 1995. The school year: 7th grade. Allow me to tell you about one of my favorite childhood memories that happened one night during Summer break: the first time I spent the night at Scott’s house.  What was so memorable about that? After all, we would do this dozens and dozens of times over the years, but I have vivid memories of this first sleepover. If I had to guess why this memory has stuck with me, it is because it solidified the start of our friendship.  We became friends like most young kids do … we happened… Continue reading

  • Mediocre vs Active Church Involvement

    I ask uncomfortable questions for a living. The funny thing is: I love it. It isn’t like I want people to squirm in their seats. But if asking a single uncomfortable question can help turn the lights on for someone to see clearly, I say that’s so worth it.  Uncomfortable Question: Do members of Christian churches have responsibilities?  Follow-up to the Previously Asked Uncomfortable Question: If they do, and if you are a member of a Christian church, are you performing your responsibilities?  Anyone squirming in their seats out there? I’ll admit, there was a time when these questions would… Continue reading

  • A Blog? RUSerious?

    Haven’t you found the first swim each summer a little strange? My childhood sport was swimming, and I would often swim all year-round. As a grownup, however, I’ve found that I will go long stretches without being in a pool. Each Summer I sense the strangeness and the familiarity of jumping into the water. These days I make more of a let’s cannonball in type of entrance because “I haven’t got time for anything else” (Han Solo, Ep. V). This brings me to why I find myself sitting and writing this. For some time, I’ve been toying with the idea of restarting… Continue reading

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Husband. Father. Most of all, Reformed Baptist Christian, saved by God’s free grace.

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  • All that is in God – by James Dolezal
  • Reformed Dogmatics, Vol 2 – by Herman Bavinck
  • All of Grace – by Charles Spurgeon
  • Dune – by Frank Herbert
  • Braving Britannia: The Tales of Life, Love, and Adventure in Ultima Online – by Wes Locher