In a world that is constantly manicured, made up, and marketed sometimes life just stinks. You don’t get the job you hoped you would get. Your spouse leaves you for someone else. The company you were at downsized, or maybe you have had to let a dream for your life die. Life just stinks. Inevitably, … Continue reading Where are you God?
I recently spoke with someone who mentioned that one of her friends does not encourage her children to "play pretend" or involve themselves in any sort of imaginary world. Inviting small children to imagine, she explained, inhibits them from readily acknowledging and confessing what is true. She believed a strong and healthy imagination in her … Continue reading Guest Post: Eden Restored: How Story Will Save Us All
When I was in bible college in Chicago, I interviewed at a few different churches to become a youth pastor. None of them ever worked out, but along my journey of going to these various churches, I got the privilege of meeting one of the coolest ladies. It was a one time, chance encounter that … Continue reading Crock Pot Spirituality in a Microwave World
In tenth grade I took a class that would forever impact my future. At the time I had just come to the realization that a professional rapper was probably never going to work out and needless to say my future was a little up in the air. Thank God Mr Staneart taught a speech class … Continue reading 3 WAYS TO BE A VOICE OF INFLUENCE
Recently, while scrolling through my Twitter feed, I read a great tweet that stood out to me. The tweet from Jon Acuff said “My favorite voices are those who can admit their politician isn't 100% good & other party isn't 100% bad. There's more gray than we admit.” One would think this would be a … Continue reading The Outrage Machine
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:12-13 Our reactions to suffering … Continue reading Guest Post: 3 Lessons Suffering Can Teach
When I was in Bible College, I met Billy. Billy was one of the cool kids. Now, Billy didn’t go to Bible College. I met him through some mutual friends. I need you to promise not laugh when I tell you how I met him. In college I enjoyed playing a particular video game, and … Continue reading My Childhood Faith Didn’t Last.