The Last ScribblePreach Award

Dear Readers, As many of you know by now, I’ve recently received a call to RUF ministry at the University of Missouri. Over the weekend, several conversations and other acute circumstances have conspired together to make up my mind on something I’ve questioned: If campus ministry is going to take 50-60 hours of my week […]

The ScribblePreach Awards 05.09.2017

From the Pub: All Marriages are Beautiful Mistakes Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might have found more suitable mates. But the “real soul-mate” is the one you […]

7 Things to Know About Conversational Prayer

I know I’ll get flack for this, being as I am in the Reformed world, but I regularly practice something known as “conversational prayer”: I speak to God, I listen for God, and no – I’m not necessarily listening for scriptures to come to mind (as Paul Miller recommends in his “A Praying Life”). This […]

10 Reasons I’m Thrilled to Join RUF @ Mizzou

Hey Everyone, A life update: two weeks ago, Brenna and I drove out to St. Louis, where we were commissioned as missionaries to the University of Missouri through Reformed University Fellowship. Yay! We’ve been waiting for a call to college campus pastoral ministry for 8 years, and it’s surreal to see the Lord giving us […]

ScribblePreach Awards 04.29.2017

From the Pub: The Church Through the Dark Ages “If our faith had been a mere fad of the fading empire, fad would have followed fad in the twilight, and if the civilization ever reemerged (and many such have never re-emerged) it would have been under some new barbaric flag. But the Christian Church was […]

ScribblePreach Awards 04.22.2017

From the Pub: Our Ally and Enemy “It is no use either saying that if there is a God of that sort – and impersonal absolute goodness – then you do not like Him and are not going to bother about Him. For the trouble is that one part of you is on His side […]

ScribblePreach Awards 04.08.2017

From the Pub: Learning to Ride “To shrink back from all that can be called Nature into negative spirituality is as if we ran away from horses instead of learning to ride. There is in our present pilgrim condition plenty of room (more room than most of us like) for abstinence and renunciation and mortifying […]

ScribblePreach Awards 04.01.17

Hello All, ScribblePreach has been out of commission for the last two weeks, as Brenna and I have explored a potential call to a Reformed University Fellowship opportunity. I’m back today, obviously, with three weeks of curated gold, just for you. But if you would lift my family up and prayer as we discern, and […]

Blind, Deaf, Dead: Taking the Metaphor Too Far.

Here are two recent direct quotes I’ve read from otherwise wonderful, gospel-centered, reformed resources: “It doesn’t make any sense to get mad at somebody who is lost. It doesn’t make any sense to make it a matter of personal offense against you. It doesn’t make any sense to condemn a lost person with words or […]