When Ministry and Seminary Collide
Apr03

When Ministry and Seminary Collide

I never intended to pursue a Master of Divinity degree. It was an avenue that was made available to me by the grace of God, which I began pursuing in January of 2015. One course in particular that transformed my thinking was the Ethics of Wealth and Poverty with Dr. David Jones in the fall of 2015. In this class, I realized the necessity of bridging classroom studies with my personal life and public ministry. It was sobering to think...

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The Value of Structured Discipleship
Feb13

The Value of Structured Discipleship

Occasionally, I hear the statement, “You don’t necessarily need a degree to be qualified for ministry.” As someone who has invested the last eight years of life in Christian higher education as a student, this assertion has always caught me off guard. The statement is most certainly true, but I fear the motivation behind the claim is often misguided. I must admit that most of my college studies have not led me to praise God. Not until...

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Gospel Ordinances: Emblems of Grace
Dec01

Gospel Ordinances: Emblems of Grace

Joshua 4 stands as one of the more memorable scenes in Old Testament history. The nation of Israel just crossed the Jordan River, and was about to conquer Canaan. Before venturing further, Joshua instructed them to erect a memorial on Jordan’s riverbanks (4:7). These twelve memorial stones would serve as a reminder to those passing later of how God led them into the Promised Land by His grace. However, the book of Judges shows that...

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Near-death Experiences?
Sep20

Near-death Experiences?

How should a person view death? Paul says death is the “last enemy to be destroyed” (1 Cor. 15:26). The writer of Hebrews says that Christ came to “deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery” (2:15). For some, the fear of death can be overwhelming, but Christians know that Christ defeated the “last enemy to be destroyed” This gives us hope. We often think about dying well. However, what does Scripture...

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Identity in Christ and Sports
Aug08

Identity in Christ and Sports

ESPN Films 30 for 30 is known for their excellent films over the last several years. Perhaps one of the best from this series is the documentary highlighting the life of Marcus Dupree. Marcus was a highly touted high school football player during the early 1980s who eventually played for the University of Oklahoma and the Los Angeles Rams. Marcus’s football career was cut short due to a knee injury that forced him to leave the game....

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