“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” ― C.S. Lewis


Welcome to the first issue of Grace Letter! I can't thank you enough for signing up and I hope this exceeds your expectations. I don't know what will come of this, but I'll keep working at it and praying that it can help believers and non-believers. If you ever have ideas or suggestions, just click reply, I would love to hear them. Lastly, I ask for your prayers for this project and myself. I really want to honor God with this.

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Favorite Reads

  • Defining Love on God’s Terms We define love, in our culture, according to emotions, societal norms, and media messages. Hence, we wind up with songs stuck in our heads that talk about falling in love, falling out of love, and falling in and out of love, and maybe back in again. God defines love rather differently.
  • Tremble at the Word I believe the prophet Isaiah offers us more than a clue to encountering the living God. He provides the exact prescription, “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word" (Isaiah 66:2).
  • only Jesus I believe in Jesus because when I was broken hearted, completely out of hope, he showed up. He: Jesus. In a big way. I know it was Jesus—not the Virgin, or my dead relatives, or Yu-huang (the Zeus of Taoist deities)—because although I would have preferred any of them, when I called for help, Jesus was the only one who picked up the phone.
  • Design and the Kingdom of God I want to ask the Lord for understanding in this matter. I want to know His heart for me as an artist. I choose to pray and ask for His inspiration over anything else. And I hope that as a church we will begin to acknowledge the artists among us and seek ways to meet their needs and encourage them.
  • The Real Cause of the Financial Crisis: Testosterone These are times that call for repentance, not recrimination. These are times that call for self denial, not self-actualization. These are times that call for bravery and courage, not fear and retreat.


Although the idea for Grace Letter has been spinning in my head since Novemember, this video is what got me going. With almost 20 million views, I wondered how had I not seen this already? I don't want us to miss this. 5 minutes After reading Francis Chan's book Crazy Love (see below), his work has been a favorite of mine. This sermon from a couple years ago is one I've watched mutliple times. 40 minutes


  • What Does "coram Deo" Mean? The big idea of the Christian life is coram Deo. Coram Deo captures the essence of the Christian life. -R.C. Sproul
  • Anno Domini I can honestly say that I thought AD stood for "After Death", but I was wrong. :)


  • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
    If you are a Christian, and especially if you have been one for a while, I think this has to be a must read book. The answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts — it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.
  • The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
    Nearly everyone defines sin as breaking a list of rules. Jesus, though, shows us that a man who has violated nothing on the list of moral misbehaviors may be every bit as spiritually lost as the most profligate, immoral person. Why? Because sin is not just breaking the rules, it is putting yourself in the place of God as Savior, Lord and Judge just as each son sought to displace the authority of the father in his own life.

Previous Favorites

In upcoming issues this will list a link or two that was popular in previous issues.

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