Called to be Faithful, not Fruitful

“Faithful, not Fruitful.” Back in 2013 at The Gospel Coalition National Conference, I heard Matt Chandler say this line in reference to the pastor’s call (and any Christian’s, for that matter). He gave a charge to those of us in ministry that our primary goal is not to work to see fruit, but to simply remain faithful […]

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Marriage Changed My Life… Sort Of

It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, mainly because summer brought a whirlwind of events for me: CampToons (Sunset Church’s summer day camp), Mexico missions, senior grad trip, staff retreats, teaching a Hermeneutics class, and getting married. Now that summer is done and Fall is officially here, I can finally sit down, blog out […]

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Applying Old Wisdom to a New Generation: Concluding thoughts on the Song of Songs (OT Part 5)

This past Sunday, Pastor Joey finished preaching on the Song of Songs, a book that we’ve spent the last 10 weeks preaching through (if you’re interested in listening to any of our sermons, they can be found here: http://sunsetchurchsf.org/resources/sermons/sermon-archive-2014). Studying through this book has been both scary and fun; and with it has come lots of […]

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My Top Reads from 2013

As the New Year begins and as we spend time looking back on the happenings of 2013, we’ll often reflect on the major moments that occurred in our lives the last 12 months. And while 2013 held much in store for me (graduating from seminary, moving 450 miles back home to San Francisco, and getting […]

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Duck Dynasty and Anti-Christian Sentiments: How Christians can Respond with Integrity and Dignity

On Wednesday morning, A&E Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson was suspended indefinitely from the show for comments he made in an interview with GQ magazine over his views on sin and homosexuality (you can read the whole interview here, as well as the suspension details from both a Christian and secular perspective). After being asked the […]

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