Resources by Sean Nolan

Sean Nolan (MA, BS, Clarks Summit University) grew up in New York’s capital region. He married the girl that told him about Jesus and they have three children together. After three years pastoring in the suburbs of Baltimore, he returned to Albany to begin planting Engage Church. You can follow him on Twitter.

Dec 27, 2015

You Can Lead a Man to Living Water, But You Can’t Make Him Drink by Sean Nolan

It is possible to have a fascination with the Bible that does not lead to faith in Christ.

Nov 4, 2015

Wielding the Sword of God Without Being Trite by Sean Nolan

Effective ministry is not simply saying, “Take this Bible verse and call me in the morning."

Aug 3, 2016

When the Wedding Interrupts the Funeral by Sean Nolan

When the funeral party is interrupted, it’s not by a power outage or someone pulling the fire alarm, but by the bridegroom calling us home to the eternal wedding celebration.

Mar 22, 2017

When God Gives You "X" But You Asked For "Y" by Sean Nolan

God exposed my misplaced allegiance by closing doors that, if opened, would’ve led down a path of continual self-destruction and false worship.

Mar 6, 2019

The Department of Redundancy Department by Sean Nolan

As flawed humans, we don’t always reflect this patient willingness to repeat ourselves.

May 31, 2016

Repenting of the Desire to Be Clever by Sean Nolan

At its best, my desire to be clever is a blessing given by a creator God who made me in his image. We long to create as a reflection of the image of God that was put in us. But at its worst, my longings for originality show a heart that says, “Did God really say?”

Oct 18, 2016

Men, There’s a Difference Between Being Brave and Being Courageous by Sean Nolan

 If bravery is to outwardly face what intimidates us, courage is being transparent enough to admit that inwardly we have many fears and wounds.

Sep 21, 2017

Career Idolators (And What to Do About Our Jealousy) by Sean Nolan

When we accept that God’s kingdom comes through hands other than our own, we’ve begun to relinquish control of our own kingdom as it’s eclipsed by his.