The Politics of Jesus III: Hope

Scripture Reading: On that same day, two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and joined them on their journey, but they did not recognize him.  Jesus said to … Continue reading The Politics of Jesus III: Hope


A Prayer for the First Day of School

God of summer fun and the first day of school, I pray for your Spirit to fill me, calm me, and guide me today. Thank you, Lord, for the summer I had and the people I had it with. And thank you for this new opportunity to learn and grow once again. Thank you, God, … Continue reading A Prayer for the First Day of School

Not Your Momma’s Mission Trip!

For three days I have been back from the most insane experience I've had in youth ministry, and I'm still processing. Our group spent a week with UrbanSpirit ( participating in a poverty simulation in the poorest sections of Louisville, KY, where we were about as homeless as we could have been without actually being … Continue reading Not Your Momma’s Mission Trip!