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My name is Andrew. Besides serving as a Pastor, I'm also a husband, graduate student, writer, voice actor, audio engineer, dog trainer, communicator, motivator, risk taker, and what ever else comes into play.
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In a way, your time here is time spent inside my head. Our roles along this journey are simple: I contemplate and write on theology, life and culture... you read and reflect. As you traverse the neurological pathways of my mind, my hope is that what you see and hear will provide something of worth: a challenge, fresh insight or an entertaining takeaway. If not, consider your time here as time well wasted.
No matter the size of the bandage applied, homelessness is too great a wound to cover. We think we’re winning the battle, but just as the wound is cleansed and redressed, infection sets in.
On this episode of the Faithlink podcast, we explore the book of Acts, Chapter 19 versus 13 through 20, where we learn that believers believe and carry out the Word, while pretenders pretend and neglect the word. Even though they invoke the name of Jesus, pretenders choose to ignore Jesus’ way in order to go their own way.
In this episode of the Faithlink podcast, we explore the book of Acts, Chapter 16 versus twenty-five through thirty-four, where we learn that discipleship happens in the everyday stuff of life.
In this episode of the Faithlink podcast, we explore the book of Acts, Chapter 15 versus one through thirty-five. Salvation is God's grace triggered through faith. When man responds to God with faith, God responds back with His saving grace.
In this episode of the Faithlink podcast, we explore the book of Acts, Chapter nine versus one through nine. Unpacked is the Gospel—good news that exists for all people, which encompasses the worst to the least of society and everyone else in between.
In this episode of the Faithlink podcast, Pastor Andrew explores Habakkuk 2:1-3. Dynamic devotion is not instantaneous, it's a rhythm of life, honed and developed through the discipline of practice. As you'll come to see from this message, a rich devotional life is an abundant stream that flows from an open, honest, heart-to-heart relationship with God.
In this episode of the Faithlink podcast, Pastor Andrew explores Acts 3:11-16. Through faith and belief, that is, repentance and belief, forgiveness of sin, true life, and power from on High are made available to all people—all nations—through the power that resides in His name.
In this episode of the Faithlink podcast, Pastor Andrew unpacks Acts 1:12-26. For the apostles and the early Christians, prayer was their plan-A. For us—the believers of the twenty-first century—prayer must persist as our plan-A.
I want to begin by applauding you for your passion and drive to willingly enter the dark cracks of your city, intent on serving those on the fringe. On this basis, however, I’m unable to overlook the following comment you shared regarding worship: "why worship? It’s just feel good fluff. The important place to be is at an idle-No-More rally or working at the food bank."
These words left me feeling somewhat miffed. In the past I’ve heard Christians speak haphazardly of worship, but when I read the words, “why worship?” I new they were not used by accident, which is of great concern to me.
In this episode I unpack Isaiah 43:16-21. Your past has no bearing on God's ability to do something new in your life. No matter who you are or what you've done—the person your past portrays you as—God can and does look past the past in order to accomplish a new redemptive thing in your life