16 06, 2013

A Reflection on Christian Marriage from Ephesians 5

By |June 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Religion|

Signing the marriage license. Yes, this is a religious post... we do that every now and then. This is the reflection I shared at a wedding today. It was a great honor to officiate the wedding between two of my best friends. Here's the text I shared about Christian marriage. Since we’re here today to celebrate this marriage, I think it’s a great time to talk about what makes a good marriage in the eyes of God. He created marriage with grace so that we may extend His glory through our happiness. [...]

28 02, 2013

How to Date, Marry and Be Awesome – Part One

By |February 28th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Religion, Society|

I had a friend ask me recently if I had any advice for dating a nonbeliever. (I'm going to focus on a secular view of dating for this article, so don't run away if you're not a Christian.) There are many factors that affect Christian dating, but I have a one-word response to dating a nonbeliever: don't. I'm not just saying that because I think it's a bad idea, I'm saying that because scripture says it's a bad idea. I do agree, however, that it's a bad idea. Instead of trying to address everythin [...]

2 07, 2012

Life without Church…

By |July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Articles, Religion|

... Is pretty draining. Everything I loved about church -- my very career – made me cynical towards my own beliefs. Almost two years ago now, I told myself that I needed a break from church leadership.  I still loved God, my wife, my church friends and everything about leading worship; but after spending 5 years leading worship in positions that never really 'fit' -- I needed something else. I quit.  I still went to church regularly because Laura and I had been attending elsewhere for a while.   [...]

9 05, 2012

A Christian’s Guide to Equality

By |May 9th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Politics, Religion|

Yes, I'm labeling myself a Christian.  That may surprise some people... but if you've known me for a while, you know my heart yearns to grow stronger in my faith while my mind pushes back and says, "Be logical."  This post isn't about my struggle with faith; it's about my struggle with organized religion and the ultra-conservative beliefs that destroy lives and ruin families full of love. I love logic.  If it doesn’t make sense, I try to figure it out and find the solution, much like a geometric [...]