Christian Life
May 16, 2019

What Have We Considered Lesser Sins?

Intrigued by the shocking testimony of a twenty-something-year-old-turned-Christian young man, I marveled at the new life standing before me. This one had come out of addiction to drugs, alcohol abuse,…

Christian Life
May 16, 2019

A Little Help From My Friends.

I have a friend who has a simple three point strategy to well living. Eat healthy. Sleep well. Make friends. That’s it? That’s the secret? Now, before you dismiss it,…

Justice
May 15, 2019

The Power of Fair Trade

So last week we chatted about ethically sourced clothing. If you hung with me through it, thank you for sticking it out babe. I know we don’t like to hear…

Reviews
May 14, 2019

REVIEW: Tolkien

Have you ever seen the Saturday morning cartoon Captain Planet? With its infectious theme song (“Captain Planet, he’s our hero. Gonna take pollution down to zero!”) and cast of young…

Christian Life
May 13, 2019

A Meditation on Prayerlessness

In the Desiring God article, “Start Asking God for More,” Gary Millar writes, “Paul Miller so helpfully says that “learned desperation is at the heart of a praying life” (A…

Reviews
May 9, 2019

SPOILER ALERT: Another Avengers: Endgame REVIEW

Every time I think about the history-making finale to Marvel’s Infinity Saga, my mind swells with the sweet sound of Adele’s hit from another movie, “This is the end. Hold your…

Justice
May 8, 2019

An Issue You’re Missing

Today I want to talk to you about something that I am crazy passionate about and if you are a Christ follower, you no doubt should be as well. This…

Reviews
May 6, 2019

The Women of Marvel Ask, “What is a girl worth?”

I first heard this question posed by real life superhero Rachel Denhollander at the trial of Larry Nassar. Denhollander is a lawyer and a survivor of the decades of systematic…

Christian Life
May 6, 2019

A Gift We Cannot Lose (A Commentary on Hosea 14)

Everyone, except for the biblical scholars among us (I am not one) or those truly committed to the faithfulness of reading the Word (I hope I am becoming this), has…

Christian Life
May 2, 2019

Has the Fruit of Self-Control Rotted on the Vine

Sometimes I wonder if God wants us to stop praying about our “struggles” and just do what He’s telling us to do and quit doing what He’s told us to…

Christian Life
May 1, 2019

Secret Society

I started a secret society a few years back. I had always wanted to be in one and never had been invited…or had I???? Just kidding. I hadn’t. Or had…

Christian Life
April 30, 2019

Dissecting Hymns: I Asked the Lord [Part 1]

There will be moments in this life—in its darkness, brokenness, confusion, and even its joy—when we may feel that our words just won’t suffice to express the depths of our…

Calling
April 30, 2019

Seek and Find Purpose

Last week we talked about purpose. We made the point that we are not competing for our purpose but rather we have one specifically designed for, and built into us….

Reviews
April 29, 2019

REVIEW: Avengers Endgame

C.S. Lewis is often quoted in A Grief Observed, “…pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our…

Faith
April 28, 2019

Repent and Be Saved

The more I engage with the American church outside of the United States, the more I find my spirit troubled. I recently watched the documentary American Gospel. I strongly recommend…

Christian Life
April 28, 2019

Post Tenebras, Lux (LIGHT For Those Who Have Never Heard)

Post tenebras, lux. After darkness, light. Good Friday, Passover, Resurrection Day. I love this time of year. The Spring blossoms draw my gaze as I drive our blue minivan, the…

Faith
April 25, 2019

Jesus Lives Up to the Hype

HE IS RISEN! Easter comes along with some serious hype. I mean, these outspoken people are claiming a man fulfilled a bunch of ancient prophecies and then rose from the…

Christian Life
April 24, 2019

The Goodness Being God Forsakenness

Mark 15:33–34, “And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud…

Christian Life
April 24, 2019

Promises

There isn’t a soul reading this who hasn’t been victim of a broken promise, or broken a promise themselves. And I feel like it’s a safe bet that most of…

Culture
April 23, 2019

Lady, God Loves You!

So, last week we talked about surrender, that terrifying word that means giving up our lives and living for something greater than ourselves. Shew, that rivals walking to the bathroom…

Christian Life
April 23, 2019

How to Overcome Anxiety (Part 4 of 4)

The last 3 posts have gotten more feedback then anything in recent history. I think anxiety is something that all of us deal with at varying levels and in varying…

Christian Life
April 22, 2019

Sparking Joy

It’s seems like wherever I go I run into someone reading or thinking about reading or talking about this Marie Kondo lady and her sparking joy method of de-cluttering your…

Bite Size Theology
April 22, 2019

Bite Size Theology Update [April 23, 2019]

We hope you all had an awesome Easter with your families! Speaking of this weekend, we posted our newest Extended Edition episode in which we asked the question “What is…

Christian Life
April 21, 2019

Don’t Call It a Comeback

I hope that everyone enjoyed the privilege of watching Tiger Woods win the Masters for his 15th major championship last weekend as much as I did. Truly, history walked those…