Welcome! My name is Cole, and I am a Christian, a husband, a father, a pastor, a writer, and a very amateur baker. As a both a Christian and a pastor, my passion is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through the study and declaration of the Bible, the infallible Word of God.

Here’s where I’m supposed to tell you my posting schedule, but when pastoral ministry is mixed together with fathering little ones, the outcome is a multitude of unexpected things served anew each day. So, knowing that hiccups happen, here’s my aim:

I post on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and sometimes Sundays. On Mondays, I post my sermon manuscripts (you can listen to the audio here) from Sunday (I’m currently studying Exodus). I’m slowly editing past sermon notes (typically posting them on weeks when I’m not preaching) and hope to have them all available eventually. On Wednesdays, I post book reviews or longer quotations from books that I am reading. Fridays are for meditations, short devotional thoughts about a text of Scripture (particularly I’m moving through Psalm 119). On Sundays, I post articles.

You can also listen to my articles, meditations, and more on my podcast, Rooted and Unwithered.

My hope that this site will be a beneficial resource to help you understand, study, love, and obey the Bible and the God that authored it. Feel free, then, to use anything here for personal use, Bible studies, sermon series, or whatever else, just please don’t change anything or pass it off as your own.

If you do benefit from the content here, sharing with others is greatly appreciated. Any desire to financially support my writing is also appreciated. I have the great blessing of being a vocational pastor, and I consider these writings to be a public extension of that ministry. Thus, in lieu of giving to me directly, I encourage any giving to be made to the church that so graciously provides for me, which you can do here.

Grace and peace.

Soli Deo Gloria

Also, if you are looking for a particular text of Scripture, you can see whether I have written over it yet by looking through my sermon index and meditation index.

If you would like a suggestion of where to begin reading, here are my ten most popular posts:

Background on Ecclesiastes

Let Your Words Be Few | Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

Knowing Christ & His Resurrection | Philippians 3:10-11

The End of the Matter | Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

The Heart of Wisdom | Proverbs 4:20-27

Should You Watch The Chosen?

Background on Proverbs

God Will Finish His Work | Philippians 1:6-8

Is Remarriage After Divorce Sin?

Our Inheritance in Christ | Ephesians 1:11-14

And, just for good measure, here are a few more posts that, while not the most popular, are particularly dear to my heart:

The Great Conflict | Daniel 10:1-11:1

The Cosmic Order of the Household | Ephesians 5:31-33

The Greatest Commandment | Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Choose Wisdom | Proverbs 9

Not of This World | John 18:28-19:16

The Authority of the Word

Why a Plurality of Elders?

Safety Is a Secular, Not Christian, Virtue

Your Child Is Human (& 14 Other Parenting Principles)

Avoid Such People: Responding to the Secular Creed

Let the Children Come to Me | Mark 10:13-16