Monthly Archive: February 2015

Dad Advice: Make, “Mud and the Blood and the Beer” Memories.

Dad Advice: Make, “Mud and the Blood and the Beer” Memories.

The earliest fond memory I have of my dad is of him sitting on my bed next to me, strumming his guitar and singing, “A Boy Named Sue.” I still distinctly remember the phrase,...

Dad Advice: Act Like a Family Dog

Dad Advice: Act Like a Family Dog

When I get home after work at about 5pm, I have been out of the house for about 12 hours.  The day is just about done, and I am tired, sometimes I am stressed...

Confronting Sin

Confronting Sin

This life is messy and broken. And doing life with other messy and broken sinners is, not surprisingly, even more painfully messy and broken. But that is no excuse to hide from the challenges....

Why Does He Let Me Sin At All?

Why Does He Let Me Sin At All?

Veronica asks: Hey Ryan, I have a question about how we think about sanctification. It occurred to me today and I can’t think where to begin looking for the answer, although I suspect it’s...

Easy “Love.”

Easy “Love.”

“I think I am just gonna go home and pornhub it…” Me: “Whoa! What?” Him: “Yeah, I am a bit wound up. I need to release some tension…gonna pornhub it. Just me and my...

Yoga Pants, Orphans and an Apology

Yoga Pants, Orphans and an Apology

Yesterday, I read the article,  “Ten Things We Should Get Angry About Before Yoga Pants”  by Ashley Dickens, and I saw it reposted about 20 times on social media.  As I read it, I thought the writer...

Proof Texting and Theological Scholars of Google U.

Proof Texting and Theological Scholars of Google U.

The information age. Wow. It is just so amazing. Isn’t it? Whatever you want to know is a mere finger swipe away. Have an ache or a pain?  Google it.  Based on your symptoms,...