About Andrew Schwab

Andrew Schwab is the author of five books and has written for publications which include Relevant Magazine, Time/Life, HM, CCM, and Alternative Press. He has spoken at over two hundred festivals, conferences, churches, schools, and fellowships all over the world. His band, Project 86, has sold nearly 500,000 albums worldwide.

For the Overworked, Over-stressed, and Over-committed

Charles Spurgeon said, “Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God's Word.”I agree with Spurgeon wholeheartedly, though not even he could have predicted the difficulty we would have here is the 21st century with actually finding quiet time to connect with our God.  For many of us, it seems there are more tasks and responsibilities on our plates than ther … [Read more...]

Christian Celebrities and Idol Worship: An Excerpt from THE TIN SOLDIERS WORKBOOK

Establishing True Connection Part II Reflect... No man is better than any other, no matter what his gifts. Everything each of us has been given is by the hand of God. To know God is to worship Him alone. To truly connect with His Spirit is to turn from any desires we have to worship anything but Him. - p. 25When we think of the term “Idol worship,” our mind naturally gravitates toward images of primitive people painting themselves with blood and bowing in the dirt to stone statues. The im … [Read more...]

On Addiction: How Do We Win a Game We Are Guaranteed to Lose? An Excerpt from the Forthcoming Tin Solders Workbook

Destroying Addiction, Part  V  Reflect… Sin will always overwhelm us and “win” if we are not close to Jesus. And maybe, just maybe, instead of putting all of our efforts into “not sinning” or "winning the battle," we should instead pursue discovering new intimacy with Him.  It is a subtle, but ultimately enormous, difference in motivation.  – P.77I'd like to present an imaginary scenario to you:  Let's say you have been challenged to play one-on-one basketball by Lebron James. He wants to p … [Read more...]

What is a Tin Soldier, Part IV: An Excerpt from the Forthcoming Tin Soldiers Workbook

The following is a sample of the weekly exercises in the forthcoming Tin Soldiers Workbook.  Each exercise accompanies and is based upon each individual entry in The Tin Soldiers book, which together form a 52-week curriculum aimed at spiritual growth via small group discussion and individual reflection… What is a Tin Soldier?, Part IV Reflect... You must follow through by making righteous character your highest priority in life.  For many of us, even those who have been believers for a long t … [Read more...]

Establishing True Connection, Part I: An Excerpt from the Forthcoming Tin Soldiers Workbook

The following is a sample of the weekly exercises in the forthcoming Tin Soldiers Workbook.  Each exercise accompanies and is based upon each individual entry in The Tin Soldiers book, which together form a 52-week curriculum aimed at spiritual growth via small group discussion and individual reflection... Establishing True Connection, Part I God wants sons who are desperate for Him. More specifically, he wants sons who are aware of how desperately we truly need Him. - p. 20, The Tin S … [Read more...]

Joy > Happiness: Why These Two Words Are Actually Polar Opposites

One of my favorite TV shows is Mad Men. If you have never watched the show, it involves the advertising industry, set in 1960’s Manhattan. It is a masterpiece of dialogue, setting, and screenwriting, but the true genius of the show lies in the depth of the characters, especially the lead, Don Draper.Draper is a man of polished exterior. He is a wildly successful advertising mastermind. He has power, money, charm, and charisma. He is good looking, well dressed, and well spoken. He is the man m … [Read more...]

The Mancave: On Isolation, Fellowship and Accountability-A Conversation with Toby Morrell of Emery

Toby Morrell a worship director and small groups pastor at his home church, in addition to fronting his bands, Emery and Matt and Toby.  He is also one of the funniest guys I have talked to in recent history.  There was no shortage of laughter during our conversation about guys and isolation.  But what I loved most about our chat was Toby's desire to be genuine, beyond the typical, Christianese "authenticity."  I think he was definitely the right guy for the subject at hand.  And what exactly is … [Read more...]

When Passion Becomes Pride: How Love Can Protect Us From a Fall

Prior to starting my band, Project 86, I worked in youth ministry for six years. If you have ever been involved in a church at any level you will learn that some of the most interesting characters you will ever meet live inside the walls of the congregation.I remember one particular guy (named Austin) who was fairly high up in the youth ministry. Although he was a relatively new Christian, he was quite well-versed in theology, doctrine, and church history. Austin was a walking quote machine, … [Read more...]

How to Attract the Woman of Your Dreams (No Joke): Some Encouragement for Single Guys

When I was in college, I lived across the hall from a guy named David. He was a great friend who was solid believer. He was a spiritual mentor to me in many senses, but he had an acute Achilles heal: He seemed to have a knack for finding girls who were trouble.At one point during our junior year, David showed up at my door saying he really needed to talk to me. He looked like he was about to be sick, so I invited him in. He proceeded to tell me that he was sure he had met the love of his … [Read more...]


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