The Gifts that keep on Giving

The Gifts that keep on Giving

The greatest gifts in life are people you love and people who love you. 
You can have a big, beautiful house, but if you live there alone, there's an ache in your soul.
You can have a fast, shiny car, but if you have no one to ride with, and no-one to visit, your passenger is sadness. The best trips are with friends. The best pictures from those trips aren't selfies. 

The Danger of Overconfidence

The Danger of Overconfidence

If there’s one thing that Christians can take away from Lindsey Jacobellis, it is to not be overconfident. We have one shot at living the Christian life and we can’t ruin it by being reckless with our freedom. Lindsey at least took home the silver medal. Second place for us is eternal condemnation.

Joyful Running

Joyful Running

How do you feel about running? I don't know about you, but I'm getting anxious just thinking about running. I've never particularly enjoyed it. Yes, I've enjoyed the satisfaction that comes with finishing a hard run. I've also had seasons when running sort of took over my life. I'd get in a routine, and get addicted to chasing gainz. Since my eyesight isn't that great and I hate running with glasses (rec specs look ridiculous, btw, no offense), when I've run it's mostly been on a treadmill. I'd chase the runner's high on the treadmill, then get off, and be in the same place where I started, minus the sweat puddle. 

"Fight for your Right," an American Blight

"Fight for your Right," an American Blight

To say we have a problem with entitlement in our culture is the understatement of the century. You're special, I'm special, everyone's special.

"You deserve love. You deserve happiness. You deserve comfort.
You deserve the realization of all your deepest desires and dreams."

We buy into the narrative. We begin to expect love, happiness, comfort. Where is it?
Why hasn't it been delivered within 2 days? Where's the UberEats of happiness? 

Eternal Perspective on Singleness & Marriage

Eternal Perspective on Singleness & Marriage

The weekly newsletter comes a few hours earlier than usual, because I'm headed to a funeral this morning. Though I'm grieving with the family, I'm also rejoicing for the incredible impact this godly woman had on thousands of eternal souls. Though most of you have never heard of Evgenia Krupko Harlov, apart from her faithful life and witness, Mosaic Boston would not be what it is today.

Lust kills Love. Love kills Lust.

Lust kills Love. Love kills Lust.

June is Pride Month. Next Saturday, June 8th, thousands of our dear neighbors will proudly walk the streets of Boston in the Pride Parade. Should we go? What should we say to our friends when invited? How do we think through potential conversations? How do we, as Christians, think about this very real and deeply personal issue. 

We put on our Gospel glasses and look though the lenses of God's Love and God's Truth.

Loving Correction

Loving Correction

At the foundation of our society is the assumption of moral relativism, making tolerance our chief virtue. Each person gets to decide what's right and wrong, good and evil. As long as you're not hurting anyone, live and let live. There's no such thing as categorical sin or evil.

The only sin left is to call something sin. 
The only evil left is to call something evil.