Faith
October 19, 2017

Jesus Loves You Just As You Are

There seems to be a disconnect between what I believe and my life. I believe that I am a sinner in need of God’s grace and that Jesus is that…

Christian Life
October 19, 2017

Stealth Bomber: A Tribute to Neb

Note: The name of the subject of this piece has been changed to keep from compromising his identity, as he is a missionary in the Middle East. When I first…

Christian Life
October 17, 2017

Belonging

The streets are full of light. Dancing of glass windows, reflecting in puddles and twinkling through cab windows. The darkness casts spells in my soul and makes me believe that…

Culture
October 12, 2017

Fighting White Supremacy with Narratives Not Our Own

The vast majority of white people wouldn’t identify as white supremacists. The vast majority of whites think white supremacy is ugly and unacceptable. It is also true that a significant…

Family Life
October 12, 2017

Destination: Beautiful

There was a band called MAE who released an album called Destination: Beautiful many moons ago. I always think about it when embarking upon a road trip, especially when the…

Christian Life
October 13, 2017

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

I could never tell the difference between envy and jealousy. I suppose I’ve experienced this nasty pair spawned by years of insecurity more than I’d like to believe. Shrugging it…

Faith
October 10, 2017

Room for One

“While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?’ But overhearing what they said, Jesus…

Culture
October 12, 2017

Just Around the Corner: A Reflection on Discovering Forgotten Places

Having just moved to a new city about two months ago, I must admit that I am still quite dependent on my GPS. Any time I emerge from the now-familiar,…

Faith
October 11, 2017

Call Me Crazy

Call me crazy if you like, but one of the best things I’ve done over the past month was waking up at 5:45 am. It was on my youth group’s…

Culture
October 10, 2017

The Pressure of Perfection

There he was, just an up-and-coming Pharisee (the religious elite in Jesus’s time). He was advancing beyond his peers in knowledge and personal piety but this level of perfection doesn’t…

Family Life
October 9, 2017

Dating is not Marriage (Part One)

“…I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” – The Song of Solomon 8:4 To marry someone, is to become one flesh with them. To…

Christian Life
October 9, 2017

Time-Dolatry

Time management has become a massive idol in my life. I am obsessed with how I use my time. I excuse my sin of time-dolatry (my new term for the…

Family Life
October 4, 2017

To the Girl Who is so Ready to be a Mama

This is a guest post by Ashleigh Gurley, you can follow her on instagram here. And make sure to check out her blog at flourishbabyflourish.com.  To the high school girl…

Culture
October 5, 2017

The Foreigner: Why Immigration Matters

This is a Guest Post by Jeff Bennett About a year ago I started to pray for our nation. I didn’t ask God to bless America. I didn’t pray for…

Suffering
October 3, 2017

Please Feel Something

Joseph Stalin had a quote I think about when tragedies happen, “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” I’m not sure if…

Culture
October 3, 2017

Christianity and War: Old Testament

This is the second article in a series on Christianity and War. If you missed the first one, you can find it here. This article is split into two sections:…

Faith
October 4, 2017

The Great Exchange

While I was sitting in church Sunday morning, I was reminded of what I think is the most amazing thing about our faith. And no, it’s not Leviticus. I know…

Reviews
October 3, 2017

I’ll Push You [Movie Review]

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray are lifelong buddies who launch out on a journey they’d planned two years in advance. As they arrive at Saint Jean Pied de Port in France,…

Christian Life
October 2, 2017

More Than a Coffee Mug

A few years ago, a generous family at the school where I work donated enough money to get some pottery wheels. Their location is in a far off part of…

Faith
October 2, 2017

My Personal Statement

The truth is that from an early age I have wanted a few things. First and foremost was love: to be loved. To really be loved. I mean really loved….

Culture
September 27, 2017

No Perfect Villian

If you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing out on instant news, lightning wit, and a thin veil between rock-star celebrity and the average joe. It’s a stimulating stream of humor…