Christian Life
September 19, 2018

Mind Altering Tactics of a Cult

Charles Manson: What images come to mind when you hear that name? Some of you may be too young to even be aware of his incredibly evil antics and his…

Christian Life
September 18, 2018

Not Half Bad

Ben and I went to college together.  We haven’t talked since graduation—which was more years ago than I’d like to admit—but his recent Instagram post stopped me in my tracks. …

Christian Life
September 16, 2018

Heart Cry

Father, I need to know you. I need to understand the mystery of this Gospel. I know a lot about you Father. I know of your Son and your Spirit….

College
September 16, 2018

It’s Been 17 Years

This past week has been a busy one for the people of New York City. Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of 9/11, Wednesday marked the end of Rosh Hashanah for…

Culture
September 13, 2018

“Social Pedia” and the Mind of a Child

“Social pedia?…oh, wait, I mean social media!” As I was in a meeting with my friend, Chris, he was referring to our outreach in Everyday Exiles and mistakenly mentioned this…

Family Life
September 13, 2018

The Cultures We Create For Our Kids

I was about to post a vacation photo on social media last week, and a simple thought hit me out of nowhere. I realized that it was not only our…

Christian Life
September 12, 2018

You’re Invited!

A few months ago, some friends and I sat at our discipleship group and dreamed about what God could do in our lives. Where is he moving? What is he…

College
September 11, 2018

The Biggest Mistakes College Students Make [Part 2]

Last week I highlighted the first 5 mistakes college students make. You can see that post HERE. This week here are numbers 6-10 of the mistakes most commonly made by college…

Culture
September 11, 2018

Relationship: Avenue to Joy

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind,…

Friendship
September 10, 2018

Nice, the Enemy of Kind

I recently heard a story about a manager at a Christian organization. She was a dedicated leader for her staff and did all she could to follow her bosses’ orders…

College
September 9, 2018

Journey to New York

According to a recent study conducted by The United Nations by 2030 over 70% of the world’s population will live in cities with a population of over 10 million people….

Christian Life
September 4, 2018

There Is No “Junior” Holy Spirit

Kids say shocking things. All parents can agree: you never really know what your child is going to say next! But kids also routinely surprise us with profound insights as…

Calling
September 4, 2018

Disobedient Obedience

Recently I have put myself on trial. I am often intrigued by processes rather than results. In many situations, I want to know the “why” – why they scored a…

Christian Life
September 3, 2018

Find Your Pace

Take a breath. A lot of times at the beginning of a race when the gun goes off and all the people are around me, I’ll get swept up in…

Reviews
September 3, 2018

REVIEW: “BlacKkKlansman” and the Temptation to “Pass”

Have you ever pretended to like something that you knew nothing about to gain the approval of others? Whether it’s the latest indie band, or an athlete, or the big…

Christian Life
August 30, 2018

What if This Breakdown is a Breakthrough?

It was a Sunday afternoon. He came over, sat on my front porch, and told me the ball was in my court. We hadn’t talked much in a few days,…

Christian Life
August 29, 2018

An Introverts Guide to Biblical Community

Contributed by Guest Writer Tiffany McCrary Let me start by saying this is a work in progress.  I don’t have it all figured out, but here’s what I’m learning. As…

Leadership
August 29, 2018

The Art of Juggling

In this season, the juggling emoji has become my favorite. It’s the picture of the girl who has on a black cap, a red bowtie and with all three balls…

College
August 28, 2018

Top Ten Things a College Freshman Must Know

Do you know any new college students? Feel free to forward this onto them. It is the most critical season of their college career. —— Dear New College Student, You…

Christian Life
August 28, 2018

Suspenseful Surrender

Surrender. The word frequents worship songs and small-group circles alike. Lyrics like “sweetly broken, wholly surrendered” and stage cries of “I invite you to surrender your life to Jesus today”…

Leadership
August 26, 2018

Four Tips for Difficult Conversations

“Do you think she needs counseling?” That was the abrupt beginning to a hard conversation with a friend last night. Earlier in the day, my daughter had melted down in…

Christian Life
August 26, 2018

Bogged Down

There’s a scene in the award-winning HBO mini-series Band of Brothers that I think about a lot. If you’ve never seen it, and I highly recommend you pause reading this…

Christian Life
August 22, 2018

Moving Day

Fifteen years ago, our self-move, Penske, “unlimited miles” truck rambled down over state lines from New Jersey to North Carolina. Along with 2 fully loaded vehicles (dog included) one could…

Christian Life
August 22, 2018

Sell It

“Sell all that you have…” (Luke 18:22). In other words, rid yourself before God of everything that might be considered a possession until you are a mere conscious human being…