Chasing Newness in the Now

The last year has been a new experience for me in regards to relationships in ministry. Going on my fifth year as a full-time pastor, this year has brought a new definition of loss for my family and me. What began as some acquaintances and some friends leaving Kaleo...

How Ephesians Gives Hope to the Depressed

              Ed Welch writes, “Depression is a form of suffering that can’t be reduced to one universal cause. This means that family and friends can’t rush in armed with the answer. Like most forms of suffering, [depression] feels private and isolating” (Welch,...

Do I Need More of the Spirit?

A while back I was walking out of the grocery store when an older lady walked up to me and asked me if I had heard the good news known as the Gospel. Interested to see what she believed, I told her that I had but that one could never hear good news too many times. She...

Family History

I’ve always been one of those weird people that enjoy genealogies. I blame my parents. Growing up I remember watching my mom pour over piles of immigration and City Hall records, trying to trace our families journey to the United States.  Things got even more intense...