"The Bible’s purpose is not so much to show you how to live a good life. The Bible’s purpose is to show you how God’s grace breaks into your life against your will and saves you from the sin and brokenness otherwise you would never be able to overcome… religion is ‘if you obey, then you will be accepted’. But the Gospel is, ‘if you are absolutely accepted, and sure you’re accepted, only then will you ever begin to obey’. Those are two utterly different things. Every page of the Bible shows the difference.”
I am a 28 year old struggling student, director of non-profit, pastor, of a wonderful church in Athens, TN. I currently live in Tennessee with my wonderful wife Allyssa, who is expecting our first baby (Ayden Tayte) and my totally insane dog Toby. I enjoy the outdoors, indie music, thought provoking books and movies, but my heart longs to help people seek God and not religion.