Learning Between the Lines

Learning is quite different than being taught, and I am convinced that I have learned much more than I have been taught during my time at The King's University. Of course, what I have been taught cements itself as an integral piece of what I have learned. Perhaps a line can be drawn to expose the difference...

Praying Together for Spiritual Renewal and Unity in the Body of Christ

Two of our key core values at The King’s University are that we are United, and that we are Rooted. We aim to live in such a way as to truly come together in mutual support and relationship in Christian community (United), and we also choose to honor the godly spiritual heritage that helped shape us and provide the...

How Not to Interpret the Bible

Among the hats I wear at The King's University, one is teaching a required undergraduate course called “Biblical Background and Interpretation.” That course is designed teach students how to interpret the Bible and apply it in their lives, which is, without question, a very helpful skill to learn for living the Christian life. Sometimes,...

Unexpected Pregnancy and the Church

A few years ago I met a single and pregnant woman named Jordan. She was 19. She joined Embrace Grace, a support group for women with unexpected pregnancies at my church, and she shared her story with us. Days before coming to the class, Jordan had found out she was pregnant. She was scared....

New Tomorrows

As a new year unfolds, the Lord wants us to know what to believe Him for and how to be open to that, because He is set to do it. How can we step forward into His year of new tomorrows with expectation? Called to New Discernment Do you not know...

Have Yourself A Merry “Family” Christmas

My car door closed with a reluctant click. I stood next to my vehicle, jaw dropped, absorbing the scene. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My wife and I looked at each other wondering if we should go forward. She shrugged as if to suggest all would be fine. The kids put on their pitiful faces hoping I...

Love Everybody

This is one of the most racially charged, politically crazy times our country has ever seen. People are mad at each other based on what they post on social media or what their bumper sticker says. It’s so easy for us to get angry and worked up by people who have a different opinion than ours. We...

Who Are You?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I?” Or how about this: “What am I supposed to be when I grow up?” These questions are always in the mix during conversations about identity. In fact, they’re regarded as the two fundamental existential questions of life, and they often cause a lot of heartache and late-night pondering. To completely...

Half the Battle

What types of battles are you facing right now? The list of battles we face throughout a lifetime is far too lengthy to list, but I have no doubt you are facing one. I heard an old preacher say one time, “you are either in a battle, coming out of a battle, or about to enter one.” No one...

Dinner With Strangers

In September 2015 I found myself on a trip to Israel with a group called “Israel Collective.” I was invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Holy Land and I had no idea what to expect. I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to go, but I had a conversation with my wife a week before the trip...