What motivates an individual to achieve goals, learn, and grow? The answer can be simply summed up in one phrase – The Gospel. The Gospel motivates me to live a life that is worthy of Christ. After my first son Liam was born, I felt an overwhelming responsibility to model the Gospel to him. So I began to write letters to him in an attempt to provide him my thoughts on scripture, theology, leadership, and philosophy of ministry.
Since I began writing we have added another addition to our family, a son named Levi. My hope is to provide my kids with a snapshot of how God is growing and challenging me. My prayer, is that through my writings they would see the Gospel working to transform their sinful and flawed father into the likeness and image of Christ. And that they would grow in their affections for Christ.
I hope these honest thoughts and writings would also stir your affections for Christ.