The Voice of God

The Voice of God This is a season of many out-of-the-ordinary things… Distant relationships… Working from home… Missing graduations… Binging WAY too much Netflix… For most of us, reality is vastly different than it was a couple months ago. It may feel like life is on hold, or even that what used to be solid […]

Walking With Jesus

Walking With Jesus I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to have trouble remembering what day of the week it is… Monday? Thursday? Tuesday? Who knows… But if you’re like me then you’re probably starting to get a little bit tired of the new life that this pandemic has created for you. The excitement […]


Arrival One of my favorite movies of all time is a film called Arrival. It’s a sci-fi alien movie focused on a woman named Dr. Louise Banks. Dr. Banks is a linguist and language professor, and after twelve alien “pods” land on Earth she finds herself being invited by the military to help communicate with […]

An Unfamiliar Easter

An Unfamiliar Easter For Christians, and now even just Americans in general, Easter is one of the biggest holidays of the year. For the average American it’s a day when you feel obligated to attend a church service, eat lunch with your whole family and maybe give some chocolate to your kids. And I think […]

Why The Cross?

Why The Cross? The death of Jesus has been, for me, a difficult hurdle to get over in terms of understanding the nature of God. It wasn’t an issue for me as a child, but as I grew older and began to tear down and then reconstruct my faith it began to loom over me […]

Thrice Denied

Thrice Denied As the time for Jesus’ death grew nearer, he began to be left and betrayed by all of those who had been closest to him up until that point… As soon as he and his disciples finish passover, Judas leaves to betray him… Peter, James and John can’t even stay awake with him […]

Remove This Cup From Me

Remove This Cup From Me “Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me.” This is Jesus’ prayer, as it’s recorded in the Gospel of Mark, while he is at Gethsemane, and I think also a prayer many of us have been silently praying for the past month. Remove this cup from […]

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper For the rest of this week, I want to take some time to reflect on the events leading up to Jesus’ death, which we (the Church) will celebrate as Good Friday this week. I’ll be focusing primarily on Mark fourteen, which is the chapter just preceding Jesus’ crucifixion. A lot of things […]

You Are Still You

You Are Still You John Mayer has been my favorite musician for quite a long time now. He’s arguably the best acoustic guitar toting singer songwriter of them all, and once I got hooked on his catchy tunes and heartfelt lyrics I’ve never been able to stop listening. What initially drew me in about John’s […]

No Water Metaphors!

No Water Metaphors! Above is a picture of the James River similar to one that I took on one of my many, sanity saving, bike rides (the one I took was too big to upload).  I stopped riding to just stand there, wind blowing briskly in my face, and look out at this mighty river […]