About Jared Begg
I am passionate about helping people grow deeper with God and live well-ordered lives of Christian Maturity. Currently I am honored to be able to fulfill that calling as a Resident Director with my staff and approximately 100 residents in the hall I live in. I am in my fourth year as an RD at Indiana Wesleyan University. I earned my MA in Spiritual Formation from Biola (Talbot School of theology). My wife, Candice, and I recently completed the adoption of our first son, Isaiah. We brought him home from India on December 4th 2010. God has been using him greatly as a catalyst in my spiritual growth and transformation.

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Becoming Enoch

We have been home from India a little over a week now. Though it’s a slower, more difficult process than our first adoption, Enoch is beginning to adjust to our …

Fatherhood Unfinished

We’ve been with our son for five days now and this is my first time sitting down to write.  With our first adoption, I wrote detailed descriptions of the events …

Games With Papa

In the week or so leading up to Candice and I leaving for India to get Enoch we both were blessed to have quality times playing and talking with Isaiah. One …
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On Lost Dragons and Found Sheep

Matthew 18: 10 – 14“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is …


On Being a Good Boy

  I am currently in the midst of a job search and I’ve taken a few recent trips for interviews.  Our six year old son, Isaiah, loves airplanes and airports …


Breaking My Snow Castle

One thing that defined this year’s long Indiana winter for our family was a snow castle I built for my son.  For a Southern California kid, this was an architectural …

Asking The Good Father

I was having coffee, several years ago, with my undergraduate philosophy professor.  I don’t remember the context entirely, but he was describing some aspects of the nature of God.He said, …

It’s Not You, It’s Everybody

Let me start by saying, this post is not about you. If you know me and my family, this post is not about you. If you have interacted with my son …

Formed for the Glory of God:Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards
Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad. And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?
Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics:A Guide for Evangelicals
Many have come to discover the wealth of spiritual insight available in the Desert Fathers and other traditions. The essays in this volume provide a guide for evangelicals to read the Christian spiritual classics.