Wasteland Kings

Category: Spiritual Disciplines

We live in a dark world. Darkness is on the move in the world at large, in the people around us, and in our own hearts. Christians are dying abroad and at home while sin wages a constant war on our relationships. All the while, I have a daily wrestling match with the false assumptions that I deserve certain luxuries or that I understand things better than other people or even God. It’s overwhelming when all of this comes together…

It started with a couple of words. I still remember siting in my kitchen and talking with one of my former roommates. We were discussing something pretty ordinary when he said two words which struck me deeply. He mentioned that a friend gave someone ‘unsolicited advice’. While the words weren’t directed at me, it felt like a weight hit me right in the heart. In that moment, I realized most of my previous advice to people had come out of…

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 ESV I was talking with a friend the other day and suggested he open doors for Jesus to work in his daily life. He responded with the apt question of ‘how do I do that?’ I wasn’t sure how to answer his question at first because my…

When people ask me about my recent trip to Ethiopia, I tell them about the two biggest lessons I learned from the trip. The first lesson was that I thrive when I’m working with other people towards a single goal. While that may sound obvious or odd for a writer, I found it to be a powerful truth. Describing some of my day to day life will help explain the significance of this truth. I spend most of my days pursuing…

As we made our way to the airport in Addis Ababa last Saturday, I was ready for some good rest but not ready to leave. It was an incredible week and it will take more than one post to unravel the many stories and experiences. As I reflected on what to write about first, I thought back to what I posted right before I left. In that post, I talked about the aspect of danger we faced in flying across…

This blog is part 2 in a series about how I want to bring back classy habits in order to better reflect Jesus to other people. Check out the first blog here.  A few months ago I recognized that I have a pretty big problem with gossip. One of my pastors did a sermon on gossip and it felt like the words hit me right in the chest. I realized that I gossiped about others pretty often and that it…

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