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Born and raised in California, Josh graduated college from California Baptist University and spent two years as a missionary in Africa before coming back to America and finding the love of his life (Robin). Josh graduated from New Orleans Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. Josh has been involved in full-time ministry for over twenty years. He enjoys hiking, beach volleyball, reading, playing anything competitive, and rough-housing with his kids. Josh, his gorgeous wife Robin, his outrageously handsome boys Zeke, Shepherd and Lincoln and his princess Elle, live in northern Virginia. Josh also blogs on Patheos as New Wineskins: an Apologist for the Modern Church and you can find links to all his content on joshdaffern.com. Enjoy the blog!

It could be a husband that doesn’t believe. It could be a daughter trapped in a deceptive relationship. It could be a friend in denial of their alcoholism. It could be a coworker crushed under the weight of depression. However […]

How do you raise up children in Christ in this difficult world? That’s a really, good question for parents to ask today. The question is not just how do you raise up kids today? There are a million books out there from […]

In Matthew 5 and Matthew 19 Jesus made his thoughts on sexual morality clear, reaffirming the Old Testament view that adultery was a sin and out of line with God’s plan. So, how did Jesus respond when actually confronted with […]

Because we live in a fallen world, pain and suffering are unavoidable for us as humans. If you’d like to wrestle with the question of why bad things happen to good people, read here. If you’d like to explore how […]

The night before Jesus died, as he sat down to enjoy a last supper with his disciples, he gave his disciples a new command that would change everything!  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, […]

Not all sermons are created equal. What separates the good messages from the transformational ones? It’s not word selection, personal charisma, or even the depth of the theological truth being communicated. It’s something most preachers and teachers think nothing about. […]

If the Bible is the end, your goal is to preach and teach the Bible. You want to transfer as much Bible knowledge as possible. If your goal is to help people grow their faith in Jesus (utilizing the Bible […]

If you love to communicate God’s Word to people, you have a high calling with high responsibility (James 3:1). Any good teacher or preacher will have to overcome barriers from the audience that will attempt to hinder their ability to […]

The following is a devotion from my message series 10 Steps to Freedom. I hope these devotionals help you experience lasting freedom in Jesus! STEP TEN: day 5          Give back and help others experience the freedom you now […]

The following is a devotion from my message series 10 Steps to Freedom. I hope these devotionals help you experience lasting freedom in Jesus! STEP TEN: day 4          Give back and help others experience the freedom you now […]