Humility in Assent

Spiritual growth is rooted in the soil of humility. By accepting our limitations and the reality of sin, we become teachable and open to the transformative power of God’s word and Spirit.

Disciplined Direction for Meaningful Achievement

Appalachian Trail. Disciplined Direction for Meaningful Achievement.

You live in a different world. You were born into a different time, culture, geography, and family. Even if you are a twin, you have a unique mind. As society becomes more homogeneous, we risk viewing differences as fairness or unfairness, haves and have-nots, you versus them. But life is not about comparing yourself to […]

Wake Up!

Wake up to a deeper connection and a better position. Sunrise over a snowy mountain.

Adapt yourself to the things among you which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. —Marcus Aurelius Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for […]

The Assent Podcast – Environment, Episode 8

“Wonderful castles, surrounded by deep, dangerous moats where the leader inside is an honest and decent person. Preferably, the castle gets its strength from the genius inside; the moat is permanent and acts as a powerful deterrent to those considering an attack; and inside, the leader makes gold but doesn’t keep it all for himself. Roughly translated, we like great companies with dominant positions, whose franchise is hard to duplicate and has tremendous staying power or some permanence to it.”

—Warren Buffet

Five Favorite Sites in Israel

Capula of the Church of Annunciation

Israel is a special place that is unique in all the world with an ancient history and a complex modern story. The story of Israel and one’s personal travels and experience with it are going to be unique and individual. For me, the story of Israel is about exploring, discovering history, walking in the footsteps of my redeemer, and wrestling with personal questions.

Five Surprising Things About Israel

Israeli Flag Over Mediterranean

Israel is a small desert country on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the nation state of the Jewish people, with roots in ancient history, and a complicated modern story. There are many surprising things about this country, but here are my top five:

The Significance of Luke and Ancient Judaism

Bible Study

It has taken me a while to complete a study of Luke, reading about modern Israel’s history, studying Hebrew, and other complications have slowed down my personal study time. I am glad to have finished this undertaking prior to my travels to the Holy Land. Luke has a unique voice and seems to be a […]