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Posts by John Lunsford

Do I Love Like Jesus Only When it’s Convenient?

When it comes to relating to people, I know what I’m supposed to do and say. I think most of us can agree that we know these things, right? For many of us, this awareness started with our parents teaching us to say only nice things and treat people with kindness. That lesson was reinforced at…

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Love More Like Jesus

In our student ministry we recently finished our big fall event. The theme we chose for the event was #LoveLikeJesus (Hashtag Love Like Jesus). Now in all honesty we chose this theme because I knew that I would be involved in this blog, but at the same time I don’t know how I feel about…

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The hypocritical Christian: #loveLikeJohn

I have filters I operate with. They’ve been there for a long time and they are hard to avoid. When I’m not thinking about them, they slip into place and force me to view everything from their perspective. They prevent me from seeing you well and they even prevent me from seeing me well. I’m…

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Oh my worth: a struggle with acceptance

I struggle with acceptance. At my age, in my profession, I shouldn’t be struggling with that, right? I’m a student ministry pastor with a lot of students and parents around me. Most of which like me… I think. BAM! And there it is, the struggle appears. It’s sad to me that my self-esteem is so…

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Walls and boundaries

I’m not sure what to do with the idea that a title and beginning to a blog post is one of my biggest struggles right now. Of all the things I have to write about, I’m a little confused why the beginning of this post held me in check for 10 minutes. So much has…

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Love and the white noise of life

I was asked to describe the white noise I mentioned in the first post. I’m not sure how to make sense of that to anyone that’s not in the middle of it. I’m open to trying, just don’t judge too harshly. 🙂 I suppose that fear of judgment is another post I should write soon. The…

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Discovering why we need people

Here it is. The first post of the ramblings of a crazy loon. 🙂 To be honest, I’m a little weirded out by the idea that there’s anyone interested in reading my thoughts or opinions. I’m not trying to elicit any sympathy here. I honestly don’t know why anyone would be interested. I’m a student…

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