Architecture has long been a subject of great fascination for me. Questions like “what does a building mean?” and “what is that building saying?” send a thrill through my little INFJ heart. Meeting in a rented space for church throughout all of my teen years has also cultivated in me a deeper appreciation for what … Continue reading A Theology of Church Architecture
Not all writers start young. But to those who do, I think there is some special advice needed. When you're young, the world is at your feet and you're the next prodigy genius waiting to burst upon the world. I remember that feeling. I decided I wanted to "be a writer" when I was thirteen. … Continue reading Advice To Young Writers
Happy 8th Birthday, Grace Family Baptist Church of Conroe, TX! Earlier this week, on March 7th, my church celebrated its anniversary. I made this time lapse video to commemorate the occasion. I love you all, my dear church family! Every week I sit by a window in our prayer chapel and look at a tree … Continue reading Happy 8th Birthday GfBC Conroe!
Well guys, I am now a poet pursuing publication. For those of you who don't know, for the last five years, I have written what I have affectionately called "stoems," a cross between a short story and a poem. I went an unconventional route with getting feedback on my latest stoem. After sharing it with … Continue reading Update On My Writing: Why This Short Story Writer Turned Poet
“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer
When each year comes to a close there are a number of stats I like to look back on as a tool for looking back on the year as a whole. I like to see how many books I read in a year, I like to know how much music I listened to compared to … Continue reading 2017 In Review
The Christian Side Hug™ was first patented to prevent uncleaness among Christian youth. In many ways it was effective. Avoiding the inevitable chest bump of front hugs almost made its users forget the physical distinctions God created between men and women which is the root of all lust. It gave users the appearance of being … Continue reading The Christian Side Hug™ No Longer Deemed Holy Enough
What does October mean for Reformed Baptists? It means it’s Reformation celebration season! I had the privilege of attending two Reformation Conferences this past month at two sister churches. The first was the annual Semper Reformanda conference sponsored by Grace Family Baptist Church of North Houston, the church my church was planted out of. The … Continue reading Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary
The Greek pronoun is plural: Do you not know that y'all are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in y'all?
Loki could be me. Loki could be you. We want him to be redeemed because we see a reflection of ourselves in him.