Running the Spiritual Race of Life

Have you ever received any trophies or ribbons for a sports competition and/or extracurricular activity? If so, which one was the most impactful for you? I received my most meaningful reward when I was a sophomore in High School. Our swim team participated in a weekend meet called The House of Champions. It took place... Continue Reading →

Are you a Giver or a Taker?

Don’t you like experiencing the surprise of a family member or good friend open a present you bought them for their birthday? I remember when I was a freshman in high school, I got a special present for my Mom. I went to the Markland mall and found a good deal on golden loop earrings... Continue Reading →

Teamwork is the Key to Greater Success

Michael Jordan once said: "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence    wins championships." This is coming from the most gifted Basketball player in  the history of the game. Even he recognizes that talent alone is not enough to win championships. I have a picture hanging in my office from the year 1998. My Little League  Baseball... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Unconditional Forgiveness

On a scale from 1-10, one being the easiest and ten being the hardest, how would you rate your ability to forgive someone in the following situations. Afterward, ask yourself,  "Does my desire to forgive depend on the severity of the offense?" 1. Your sibling borrows your coat jacket for a backpacking trip in the... Continue Reading →

The Rise in Urbanization

Did you know that by the year 2050, 85% of the population will live in big cities? This clearly demonstrates the rise of modernization, industrialization, and is a sociocultural shift that will forever change the way humans interact.What causes urbanization? It occurs as individuals, commercial businesses, social and governmental efforts conglomerate to places that are... Continue Reading →

People tend to get caught up in where they should worship God, what music they should listen to, or not listen to, and how their style of praising God looks to other people. Should I be silent, sing along, raise up one hand, or maybe both? However, this is not the right focus and misses... Continue Reading →

Pursuing a Theological Education

Imagine that you are in the doctor's office. The nurse calls you back, takes your blood pressure and temperature. Then she drops you off in a vacant room and informs you the doctor will check with you shortly . While you wait anxiously, you can't help but stare at the clock and listen to the... Continue Reading →

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