You’re a Calvinist, Right?

Thanks to my friend SDG for referring me to this interesting interview with Fred Sanders.

And so, I had to know: For a guy who loves, quotes, and depends upon Calvin and Calvinists, why isn’t Fred Sanders a Calvinist? We corresponded, and he explained the one thing he wished Calvinists would stop accusing Wesleyans of doing and why Wesleyanism is only the opposite of Calvinism in a very small thought-world.

“The seven last words of a church before it dies: “We’ve never done it that way before.”
“Sometimes it is possible to live without knowing our neighbours: this is not Christian.”
9/14/13, 5:14
“Always puzzled when people dream of a “Christian Harvard.” We already had one. It was called Harvard. How’d that work out for us?”

Engaging Culture for Jesus

Since my church family has been begun living out a new emphasis on neighborhood ministry surrounding our church and this ministry is cross-racial and even “cross-lingual” to some extent, this message from Lecrae is very interesting and relevant to things I’m thinking about right now.
I think American Christians (in general and not my church of course;)) can sometimes feel like the “Great White Father” swooping in to set things right at the expense of simply being neighborly and eventually sharing the gospel from a position of relationship and trust. This message reminded me that trust is earned and that the gospel is for everyone.

I am a slave. I am owned by Jesus Christ of Nazareth and only He can command my life, not myself. My life is His to use for any purpose, in any place, at any time. He can preserve my life or take it, for when I leave this world, I will be in His.

Hello world!

Hello! Welcome to! I’m excited to welcome you to my online platform.

It seems a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away that I last had a blog. After a long hiatus, I’m inspired to begin again. At this point I anticipate sharing my viewpoint on topics of interest to me such as:

  • Intentional, faithful parenting (and husbanding)
  • Books I am reading
  • Evernote
  • Productivity
  • Personal finance
  • My Faith

To give “credit where credit is due” as they say, I’m blogging again, in part, because of the influence of Michael Hyatt. If you are not familiar with him, you should be. Michael is the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers and shares a lot of wisdom about life, leadership, business and faith. I’ve learned a lot from his blog and podcast and am currently working my way through his book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.

I hope you’ll plug my site into your blog reader and comment as well if to let me know you are reading.