Asher Witmer

rediscovering Jesus

What I Love about Pastors humans with extraordinary hearts

A pastor is someone who shepherds people in the way of Truth. This includes caring for people, preaching the Word, confronting sin, and much more. Specifically, for the purposes of this post, I am referring either to those who the people of a local church have asked to shepherd them, or those who have nurtured new believers and, by default, have become shepherds. In this article, I address what I love about them.

What I Love about the Church it’s more than a gathering of people

Today, we know the church primarily as either a building or a group of people gathered together around a common set of ideas. The problem with this view of the church is that it’s incomplete, at best. If not downright unbiblical. As long as we can relegate the church to a building or a group of people who believe certain things and abide by certain guidelines, the church will always be disposable to us. There is nothing intrinsically eternal about a church established around man-made material or beliefs.

What I Love about Jesus and two uncomfortable implications for us today


There are so many people who are disillusioned with church, today. It is easy to get overly focused on the negatives and weaknesses of church that we miss the profound beauty and glory it displays to the world. So, in an attempt to help us regain (or stay focused on) the beauty of the Bride of Christ, I am going to share a three-part series entitled, “What I love about…,” starting with Jesus.

A Theology of Death If Christ overcame death, why do people still get sick and die?


God has a story for us through death, I’m convinced. In my own wrestling and journeying I’ve begun studying, for myself, to find what God is saying. I’d like to share briefly what I am learning about God and death.

Racism in Church (how to tell if it exists) 7 symptoms of racial discrimination in Christianity today


Are you aware of the racism in your church?

“Now wait a minute,” you may say. “There’s no racism in our church.” And there very well may not be.

But then again, there might be and you don’t realize it.

No, You Don’t Have License to Drink Alcohol millennial to millennials about a millennial craze


We stumble over ourselves in finding ways to do some ridiculous things. Drinking alcohol is one of them. It’s the latest craze, in my generation. And so, as a millennial who is tired of silly things in the church, can I throw a wrench into your excited scramble to have a beer?

Why I Quit Using Internet Filters dealing with pornography through healthy accountability


I quit using Internet filters because it wasn’t working. Furthermore, I found something that works better. Plus, it doesn’t slow down my computer or prevent me from viewing websites that are perfectly allowable.

I found healthy accountability.

Racism Is Not a Social Issue racial tensions from my black brother’s point of view


Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is black and lives in the south. He told me racism is not a social issue. What drives racism, no matter what color of skin one has, isn’t the way the judicial system is set up. It isn’t even whether are not we have statues. In this post we’ll explore what he means by that.