Looking Upward’s articles, available below by category, instruct Christians on how to live out Biblical truths in their everyday lives.
We help people learn and apply the Bible through articles that are scripturally-based, personal, and thoughtful. We use stories from real life to show how applying eternal truths in the now spurs spiritual growth.
Biblical truth affects everything. Looking Upward zooms in on three areas in particular: confident faith, putting on Christ, and vocational calling.
Sometimes, life just doesn’t feel purposeful or like anything is happening. During those times, it’s important to know why you believe about Jesus the things that you do. Explanations for belief are called Apologetics, and these pieces give a brief introduction to that realm.
What is Truth? – A brief piece about the importance of anchoring our faith in truth instead of feelings. 07/2019
My Apologetics Story – Why apologetics is an important part in developing confident faith. 10/2018
On Nabeel – A short piece that’s a reflection on the life of the Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi and aims to show that God can work for the good in everything. 09/2018
Putting on Christ
To walk in his purpose, we have to be like Christ. Here are stories and lessons from my life that aim toward that end.
Not Good Enough: Taking Feelings of Unworthiness Captive to the Gospel– How to realign our thought patterns of unworthiness with truths of the Gospel. 11/2019
To Another Village: The Biblical Response to Rejection – How to handle rejection Biblically, starting with Jesus. 10/2019
A Holy Preoccupation: Worship – A consideration of the Biblical definition of worship and how we live it out. 09/19
What to do When God Seems Silent Part 1/4: Be Honest with God – The first step in walking through times of silence with the Lord is to be honest. 08/2019
Victory, Already Achieved – How knowing the end of God’s story gives us courage in the middle. 02/2019
A Wound of Contrition – How repentance helps us go deeper in our faith, told through a story of a sin and the aftermath. 02/2019
Notes from a Recovering Rescuer – A brief note on evangelism and how God alone is the only one who can save. 01/2019
On Forgiveness – How God helps us forgive, told through a story of a personal hurt. 02/2018
The work that we do in our lives should come from a posture of obedience before the Lord — but getting there is difficult. These pieces aim to give some clarity in that specific area.
The Obedience Experiment; Also, why I Decided Not to Go to Graduate School – How surrender is the first step in discovering our calling. 06/2019
On Calling – On having confidence in God even when things seem hard. 02/2019
Looking Upward – How our identity is always in Christ, and not in what we do. 02/2018
A list of my favorite books and resources is here.