The Beloved Charter

I have become a bit jaded in regards to Christian conferences. They just seem a bit…fluffy. All this “you are enough” -self-help-me-ology stuff disguised as Bible teaching. Ennea-what? Thanks, but no thanks. This past weekend, Ben and I went to a Christian conference anyway, mainly because our pastor’s friend and mentor Larry was the one…

Wisdom

The further we go from the Lord, the dumber we get. Hear me out. Our society places enormous value on higher education. The more degrees you have (ostensibly, unless you major in underwater basket weaving or social work), the greater your income will be. The higher the income; the better your quality of life. It’s…

Enough, Already!

Most days I don’t feel like I’m enough, in God’s economy. I look at other Christians and feel like I fall woefully short. I haven’t adopted a bunch of kids. I often let my fear stand in the way of getting out there and sharing the gospel or doing ministry. I still think Ricky Gervais…

Evil Doesn’t Win

Evil doesn’t win. Maybe you’re as discouraged as I am right now: wondering how to get off this train to crazy town; a place in which farms are bad and fake food is good; where we advocate for murderers instead of their victims; where truth is considered outdated and delusions are celebrated; where God-given freedoms…

The Choice That Matters Most

“Two things are true: One there’s a God, and two: It ain’t you.” The lyrics above popped into my head this morning but I can’t remember what artist penned them- let me know if you know! Anyway, they fit perfectly with what I wanted to talk about the today. When Christians do something as crazy…

Sinfluencers

We’ve got a huge problem in the church. And, no, it’s not the sodium content at the potlucks. It’s an astonishing lack of discernment. And I’m afraid it will lead to a great many walking away from God altogether. I see it in the “likes” and reposts on social media. Some of the smartest, kindest,…

Heart to Heart

I tend to poke the bear when I write. I know I do. I’ve been muted and unfollowed and unfriended by countless acquaintances and also, sadly, by people I love. And I’ve asked myself what I’m doing wrong. And then when I think carefully through what I write, and why I write, I find nothing…

He Is Risen Indeed

When I have doubts about God (as we all do from time to time), all I have to do is look at my body and I know that not only does he exist, but that he is also extremely awesome. Ok, ok, I know this sounds like a joke (or else you may think I’m…

Word.

As a writer, I love words. As a Christian living in a post-truth era, I am way over the word games this reality-optional society wants us all to play. People seem to have accepted the ridiculous notion that if you say something, the mere act of you saying it automatically makes it true. Has this…

I’m Sorry, Ms. Jackson, I Am For Real.

This past week many of our jaws hit the floor when Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson iterated that she could not, in response to Senator Marsha Blackburn’s question, define what a “woman” is, because she’s not a biologist. Umm… We all know she was just trying to skirt the question (pun intended). Ketanji Jackson knows…