In the past few days, I have encountered several situations and conversations that have made me wrestle with what I believe. I think this is important, as it is in the wrestle that we hold on tighter. I think, also, that it is important for us to name the things we believe and to be…Read more Things I Believe
Chapter 2: Sacred We don't understand what it means for something to be "sacred". We live in a human-centered world among people who see themselves as the highest authority. We are quick to say things like "That isn't fair!" because we believe we deserve certain rights as humans. Yet we give little thought to the rights God…Read more Letters to the Church (Chapter 2)
A few weeks ago, I wrote post titled "Thoughts on Church", in which I reflected on the modern Christian church culture. I had been in the middle of re-reading Letters to the Church by Francis Chan at the time, and was experiencing a really big personal reevaluate of my church life. I have since finished the book, and…Read more Letters to the Church (Chapter 1)
I started this year listening to Letters to the Church by Francis Chan, through Audible. It was an impulse decision, and what a book. I listened to it, and then bought a physical copy, because I needed a space to underline, highlight, and make notes. There are so many nuggets of gold in this book,…Read more Thoughts on the Church.
I recently hopped on Facebook and saw a flurry of "How hard did aging it you?" posts. Though I am not someone to post that kind of thing on my Facebook page, I like the space this now-popular prompt provides for self-reflection. First Facebook profile picture, circa April 2010 I started my Facebook page in…Read more Age Up
Being a Christian is hard. This post isn't about the hard, social aspects of being a Christian; that's for another time. This is more vulnerable. I've been in a spiritual rut recently, very prolonged and very deep. Even walking through cathedrals in Italy and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, I didn't feel all that close to…Read more Being a Christian is hard.
My heart breaks for Florida, and for all of the lives lost. My heart breaks for the young man who felt the need to do what he did, and for the help he didn't receive. And my heart breaks for every single person who is trying to make this a political issue. Let the families…Read more Let’s talk about this.