In January 2006, I officially left my position as a youth pastor and set off full-time as a church planter in Lansing, MI. I was 22 when I went to the assessment center in August 2005 and was ready to save the world a few months later at 23. I was naive, arrogant, insecure and […]
What does the Bible say about other religions?
What does the Bible say about other religions? “All Roads Lead to God” isn’t as nice or humble as it sounds Saying that “all roads lead to God” sounds nice. Saying that “all roads lead to God” sounds humble. You see it this way, I see it that way. All the roads on this mountain […]
Interview with Novelist Susie Finkbeiner on Exhaustion, Superficiality, Politics and Staying Grounded
Susie Finkbeiner has written three novels, with her recent A Cup of Dust being released today, October 27th, with Kregel Publishers. In this episode, Noah Filipiak interviews Susie about exhaustion, how to handle exhaustion, the superficiality of “puppy hug and rainbow kiss” Christianity (and Christian fiction), politics and how to stay grounded. Jump in on […]
“God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle” –Oh Really?
Have you ever heard the “Bible verse” God will never give you more than you can handle? It’s amazing to me in my years of ministry how often someone quotes this “verse” in regards to their situation (they’ve been taught this), then looks at me perplexed with beat up, broken down, “way more than they […]