There’s no getting around difficult times in our lives. As followers of Jesus, however, we are called to respond differently than the rest of the world. It could be a relationship that is going downhill, a situation you weren’t expecting or a trial that seems to be sapping your last ounce of energy. How do you respond…

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 as your most powerful tool), here’s what preaching for faith looks like: F – Frees.…

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 effectively communicate. Here are six barriers an audience can put up to a preacher or…

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:9-10 The…

Josh Daffern
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Josh Daffern

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!

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