I'm married to the beautiful Bridget and father to four fantastic kiddos. We plant churches and live in a fifth-wheel camper. I write and smoke a pipe whenever I get the chance. Currently camped in Austin, TX.
“To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Jesus endured the cross, thus exhibiting His exclusive allegiance to His Father. Now, what the Father is to Christ, Christ is to us. The cross severs us from the world, sin, death, the devil, rulers and authorities, the law, the flesh, and even our self, and it binds us to Christ. We are not set free to be our own, but to be His own. In Christ, we choose His life, enduring the cross, and manifesting our exclusive allegiance to Him.