Recently at The Gospel Coalition Phil Andreas posted a letter of what he would say to a young Christian man. This blog learned that Phil also pastors at The Milwaukee Rescue Mission which is down he street from where I lived when I attended Marquette, To shake things up and make sure that not every post is about scandal, I just wanted to post something different.
“Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.”
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV
My season basketball tickets from Marquette University. Man how I miss those games!
In order to write this blog I subscribe to a lot of publications and newsletters of all stripes. The other day I saw something intriguing from The Gospel Coalition. And when I read through the post this blogger learned the author Phil Anderas pastored at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. When I went to grad school at Marquette University the Milwaukee Rescue Mission was a block away from where I lived on campus. So for the sake of shaking things up and trying to find balance so that every post is not about scandal or issues in evangelicalism this blog wanted to encourage people to read another post. But first a little bit about Phil Andreas.
Born at St Joe’s but raised in Green Bay, he studied politics at Wheaton College, divinity at Duke, and the history of theology here in town at Marquette. Phil served in Anglican parishes in North Carolina and Wisconsin before coming on board as pastor for mission at Christian Reformed Church. He and his bride Lisa have been married for twelve years now and have three amazing kids ages 8, 4, and 2. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books by people who have been dead for a very long time and pretty much anything that involves large bodies of water. This description I found of him on Facebook and I just dropped into the post.
Phil wrote a post at The Gospel Coalition that dealt with the instruction of young men with advice from someone much older. If you want to read it you can so in, “Letter to a Young Christian Man.”