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Alabaster – The Bible Beautiful

Bryan and Brian are friends and colleagues of mine and they have an exciting project they are launching into the world. It is a new Bible format driven by their desire to connect us with beauty in a more meaningful way. I am a financial supporter of this project and think it is an amazing creation. They are 90% funded and need that last little push. Check out this interview with them and if their project inspires you, please support it and share it!

Briefly describe your Kickstarter Project, Alabaster:

Bryan: Alabaster is the bible beautiful. It integrates visual imagery and thoughtful design within the text of the four Gospels for an engaging reading experience. The large majority of the images in the books are original artworks created specifically for this project. With Alabaster we aim to enter the conversation of beauty and faith, and explore how beauty is an integral part to experiencing the entirety of who God is.

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How To Read The Bible: 3 Tips For New Christians

It has been an exciting year because many fraternity and sorority students have decided to start following Jesus here in Greater Los Angeles. Here is a fun story of a few.

Because of this, I have had more conversations this year than any year I can remember about how to read the Bible, and pray, and hear from God. It feels so complicated when you are first starting out.

And, of course this makes perfect sense! How would someone know how to pick up this crazy book and know how to comprehend it!?

Here are a few simple tips for daily Bible reading:

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These fraternity and sorority students from USC just got their very first Bibles and they are pretty excited!

Never Too Late To Buy Your First Bible

God is doing something really exciting at the University of Southern California (USC) right now.

This year, I have had the privilege of watching God awaken handfuls of fraternity and sorority students to his presence for the first time.

Just a few weeks ago I had a group of them over for dinner and to help me with the kids while Kristina was gone. As we were sitting in my man cave later that night, we realized none of the people in the room came to college following Jesus. In fact, one of them decided to start following Jesus earlier that day! It was an amazing realization.

I declared in that moment, “We need to go Bible shopping!” and everyone was so excited about the possibility of having his or her own.

Wow, what a drastic difference than the usual Friday night on Greek Row.

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30 Feet Below: Longing For Joy


This week visiting my in-laws left me wanting for more in a real and physical way. But many times, spiritually speaking, we long for more than we can obtain as well.

If you are feeling a lack of joy, or know someone who is, please share this video with them!

Have a question about connecting to Jesus or sharing him? Leave it here and I’ll answer it!

If you would like my “Spiritual Conversation” handout, grab it here.