I’m a 20-something beginning an M.Div program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
A few years ago I left my dream job on Capitol Hill after working for three years in the office of a Member of Congress, to pursue what I really felt the Lord calling me to do: college ministry. I spent two years working for McLean Bible Church, as the Campus Director for The Gathering at Georgetown University before I again heard the Lord ask me to give up my dream job to follow Him. This spring He taught me that He, and He alone, must be my treasure above all else, even His ministry.
I’m married to the guy I’ve been in love with since college, and the Lord uses my relationship with Josh to teach me more about Himself daily. We hope to lead and pastor a church some day and sometimes we dream about planting a church in New England.
I love ministry and I spend a lot of time thinking, praying, and talking about theology, the gospel, ministry, marriage, leadership, politics, current events, and the Church. I’m passionate about about really digging into Scripture and about really getting to know deeply the God I’ve always loved.
One of the books I’ve read that has greatly impacted me is “Dug Down Deep” by Josh Harris. One of my favorite quotes is this:
“I’ve come to learn that theology matters. And it matters not because we want a good grade on a test but because what we know about God shapes the way we think and live. What you believe about God’s nature – what he is like, what he wants from you, and whether or not you will answer to him – affects every part of your life. Theology matters, because if we get it wrong, then our whole life will be wrong.
I know the idea of ‘studying’ God often rubs people the wrong way. It sounds cold and theoretical, as if God were a frog carcass to dissect in a lab or a set of ideas that we memorize like math proofs. But studying God doesn’t have to be like that. You can study him the way a man studies the wife he passionately loves. Does anyone fault him for noting her every like and dislike? Is it clinical for him to desire to know the thoughts and longings of her heart? Or to want to hear her speak? Knowledge doesn’t have to be dry and lifeless. And when you think about it, exactly what is our alternative? Ignorance? Falsehood?
We’re either building our lives on the reality of what God is truly like and what he’s about, or we’re basing our lives on our own imagination and misconceptions. We’re all theologians. The question is whether what we know about God is true.”
So, I’m all about finding out more about God and who He really is. This blog is merely one of the ways that I hope to do that.