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Category: theology

The Gift of Encouragement

A few weeks ago I preached on the section of Romans 12 where Paul mentions about spirituals gifts: “if it is to encourage, then give encouragement” (Romans 12:8). This verse has always stood out for me because in one of my first years of my seminary studies I had a professor say to me, “you […]


Category: theology

Called Out Episode 008: Godly Power with Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel

Last year I named the book The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb as the best book of 2017. It was not only helpful in and of itself, but I found its focus on power to be especially timely. Previously on the podcast we explored the subject gone viral, the #MeToo movement, but […]


Category: theology

Called Out Episode 007: AJ Swoboda

This new episode of Called Out features a conversation I had with AJ Swoboda, an author, professor, and pastor from Portland. Although I’ve connected with AJ quite a bit when we were both pastoring in Portland, I also grew up int he same town as AJ. We went to the same high school, same church, […]


Category: theology

Called Out Episode 005: Calling

Calling has been a subject of interest for me ever since I made the decision to enter seminary (graduate school for pastors) and pursue a vocation within pastoral ministry in the local church. I never had a moment where I sensed God distinctly say, “go there,” and I followed. Instead, calling has been a constant […]


Category: theology

Covenant > Compatibility

Often in marriage compatibility is seen as the goal for a couple. Find your match, learn to love them, then commit to them for a lifetime. It’s not that compatibility has no place in marriage, but prioritizing it over the commitment of marriage misses the mark. Walter Brueggemann phrases the prioritizing of marriage by saying, […]


Category: theology

The Faceless Enemy

A while back I had the opportunity to see Dunkirk in theaters. While I thought the film was exceptional, I will say for a first watch it was difficult to follow. The film features three separate storylines that all connect in places, but the film has little chronological cohesion. Weaving between these three storylines makes […]


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