So often in church settings we hear the same words over and over, and while there are many examples, the one placed on my heart is “being called.” (more…)
I have a friend who has been struggling deeply. I try to help, but he shuts me down. I can tell he is struggling, but he laughs it off and says he is fine.
“It seriously doesn’t even bother me.”
“It really isn’t a big deal. A lot of people go through this.”
“My situation is completely different from most people who go through this, so I’m fine.”
“I was so young when they split up that I don’t even remember it, so it isn’t a big deal.”
Starting to get the picture? My friend is a victim of divorce: a sin that has become “okay” in the eyes of the world today.
Maggie is our only child right now. Maggie is also a fifteen-pound puppy with much more energy and intrigue than her parents can sometimes manage. After we finish our meals, Maggie loves to clean our dishes, lapping up any trace of “human food” left on our plates. (I only Read more…
The role of good works in the lives of Christians has caused great debate among Christians throughout history, even significantly contributing to the largest split of the Christian church seen in the Protestant Reformation. Theological writings from several centuries present differing views on the importance of performing good works to the Christian faith. (more…)
“What does it look like to be a Christian in college?” This is the question I hear most from people in my life, whether they have faith or not. It’s a question that I think plagues all of our minds: how can we possibly live and thrive in the tension Read more…