Faith
August 18, 2017

He is Jealous For Me

“He is jealous for me Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree Bending beneath the weight Of His wind and mercy” – John Mark McMillan Initially, it seems petty. How…

Christian Life
August 18, 2017

What I Learned at Summer Camp

I have been home for less than a week. Summer is coming to an end, and school is right around the corner (cue the tears). On May 18th, I drove…

Culture
August 17, 2017

Racism, Humility and the Gospel

Full disclosure: I’m a white female who grew up in a privileged area of Charlotte, NC, attended high school with mostly white kids, and knew only a handful of black…

Culture
August 17, 2017

Everyday Exiles Podcast No.33 – Yes, That’s Racism

The Everyday Exiles crew gather in the studio for a special episode on racism, the Gospel, and a proper response to Charlottesville.

Faith
August 17, 2017

Naked You Come… and Naked You Go

The year was 2001. The phone rang. I was the only one in the office so I answered. A low, gruff voice on the other end said, “I need to…

Culture
August 16, 2017

White Supremacy and a Total Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse is coming. I hope a Great American Spiritual Awakening is just behind it. An eclipse is defined as: “an obscuring of the light from one celestial body…

Culture
August 14, 2017

What Charlottesville Taught Me: It’s Time to Speak Up.

“The thing about statues is…” I wrote that first line thinking it was how I would start this piece. I like to be lighthearted and comedic when I write– I…

Faith
August 17, 2017

Not Just a Moment

Culture
August 15, 2017

A Celebration of the Secular

I’m realizing that I’m more cynical than I thought and certainly dare to admit. It’s about time that I confront it. I love business, especially the founding stories (plug for…

Faith
August 14, 2017

Feelings

I have this thing for feelings. I care for them, I cultivate them, and I hold them close to my heart. I categorize them, I lay them out on the…

Suffering
August 15, 2017

Finding Death’s Sting

1 Corinthians 15:55: “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (NIV) 26,097 days. The average human lifespan.[1] So, if people were born at consistent rates…

Culture
August 13, 2017

Tower of Babel

I walked around the corner and lit up in a display case in front of me was a mannequin adorned in the signature garb of the KKK. I shouldn’t have…

Culture
August 15, 2017

What Michael Scott Taught Me About Jesus

One of the saddest moments in television history was the moment that Michael Gary Scott, the regional manager of Dunder Mifflin Scranton on the hit series The Office, unhooked his…

Faith
August 11, 2017

Gardening

My wife and I recently went on a “trip of a lifetime” anniversary adventure to the Loire Valley in France. We had been squirreling money away for years (consequently our…

Christian Life
August 14, 2017

Identity

I was a high school athlete. I was a student at Virginia Tech. I was in a long term dating relationship. I was never sure of myself and often struggled…

Faith
August 11, 2017

Life at a Crossroads: Embracing Change and Uncertainty

Change is hard. As humans we like things to be consistent and predictable. We like to have a sense of control and autonomy in the world. Seasons of change can…

Christian Life
August 10, 2017

Seasons

The older I get, the more I realize it is a privilege to live in a state where there are all four seasons. Here in North Carolina, we generally have…

Culture
August 9, 2017

Are We Really Pro-Life?

Over the last two years I’ve tried to become a more informed person when it comes to sociopolitical issues. I’ve also tried to make sure that my biblical views match…

Faith
August 8, 2017

Kudzu and Other Strangleholds

Why do some days feel so incredibly oppressive? Why is it that you can be sailing along, feeling somewhat energetic and hopeful, accomplishing you goals, then other days you wake…

Christian Life
August 14, 2017

Ephesians 3:13-20 Part 3: Four Dimensions

This is part three in a four-part series on Ephesians 3:13-20. So far in this series, we have examined how Paul’s suffering was for both his and the Ephesians’ glory and…

Culture
August 8, 2017

Enter the Rest: Letter to the Church of America

This is a guest post from Taber Cheo, you can follow him on facebook.  My hope and prayer for you is that you come know and also remain in the…