Christmas Reading: December 7

Although my spirit is weak within me, you know my way. (Psalm 142:3 CSB) As David wrote this Psalm, he was hiding in a cave, running for his life. His feelings were hurt. He was exhausted. He felt misunderstood and alone. The hero who had killed Goliath, the sexy, young, songwriting-warrior was crying in a cave. […]

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Christmas Reading: December 6

Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:20b-21 CSB) Joseph was a righteous man. […]

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Christmas Reading: December 5

Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 CSB) The virgin birth stands as a guard at the door of the gospel. It’s God’s gracious way of telling us that what follows is not normal. The story of Jesus will defy […]

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Christmas Reading: December 3

The true light that gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:9 CSB) Light is powerful. It helps us see things clearly, it keeps us warm, it’s a symbol of hope and truth. Without it, we are left to dwell in darkness. Stumbling, crashing, aimlessly wandering around in despair, cold and afraid. John […]

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Christmas Reading: December 2

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness. (Isaiah 9:2 CSB) The Bible honestly and frankly describes our world as a place of darkness. A place full of evil and suffering— violence, poverty, injustice, sickness, and unimaginable pain. Throughout our lives we experience […]

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Christmas Reading: December 1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:1, 14a CSB) Most biographies start with a person’s birth. But according to the Apostle John, the story of Jesus doesn’t start in Bethlehem. It doesn’t start with angels or the Virgin […]

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The Warfield Shield: The Real Story

Well, it’s time for Rossview to play Clarksville High for the Warfield Shield, or as I call it, “The Warfield Game”. I’ve seen several posts online about how the whole “Warfield” thing got started, and most of them are totally misinformed. So, I thought I’d set the record straight once and for all. Here is […]

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Sports Theology

Saturday was another hard day. Tennessee lost another game in the 4th quarter after leading by more than two scores. That tune seems to be competing with Rocky Top for Tennessee’s anthem these days. I don’t handle losing well. I never have. My day will be worse after a loss than a win, almost regardless […]

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5 tips to winning a high school election

Many of our students at Relevant run for high school elections. Occasionally they will ask for help campaigning or writing their speech. Believe it or not, I haven’t seen that many helpful articles on google for this subject. I thought I’d share my opinion on it all here. I was Student Body President at Rossview […]

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The birth of sacrifice

Sacrifice. It’s one of the best words to describe our God. It’s when you put others before yourself. It’s when you pour out rather than fill up. It’s giving instead of getting. Sacrifice is generally associated with death. One person dies, or gives up something, so another person can live, or have something. As an evangelical, I have […]

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What to learn about learning

I’ve taken a couple weeks off from the blogging world. I left South Carolina and headed to Lexington, Kentucky where my family moved this summer, and have been going back and forth between Lexington and Clarksville where I’m from. I plan to be blogging regularly from here on out. Since I’ve been back home, the […]

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Plastic football buzz moments

When I was in middle school and high school, the cheerleaders would occasionally do this thing during football games where they would come up into the stands and start throwing out little plastic footballs. I’m sure you’ve seen something similar to this. Every single time this happened, people who weren’t paying the least bit of […]

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