The supermarket Peeps are out. This can only mean one thing: on to the next religious/commercial season! In about a week, Catholics and some Christians will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent, a time of remembering the wilderness journey of Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice for us. Much like Advent, Lent is … Continue reading To Lent… Or Not To Lent?
"At that time there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing." (Judges 21:25) This is the last verse in the book of Judges. I read it and turned the page to see what came next, but that's it: there was no king and the people just did whatever they wanted. … Continue reading Human Altars, Life Mottos, and Beth Moore
"A mob of secular Puritans..." I read that phrase this morning in a Wall Street Journal article and it really struck a chord with me. It was a write up on the recent hysteria over the fact that the Vice President's wife, Karen Pence, works at a Christian school that is... well... Christian. This past week has … Continue reading Secular Puritains
Yesterday, our country celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of nonviolent activism. Today, many are celebrating the "birthday" of the Supreme Court's legalization of abortion on demand. The irony of posting "happy birthday" to Roe v. Wade is lost on many it seems, but I digress. Regardless, we stand … Continue reading Unhappy Birthday Roe v. Wade!
“The warrior must learn to yield his heart to nothing. Not to kill his heart for fear of falling into temptation, but to protect his heart for nobler things, to keep the integrity of his heart as a great reservoir of passionate strength and holy desire.” John Eldredge Because I am on that crazy Twitter … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys… If We Let Them
"Is it even possible to live a holy Christian life? The kind of life we talk about and aspire to, but seem to fall short of on a daily basis?" Some form of this question has been buzzing around in my conversations the past week or so with different people in my life. I've come … Continue reading Baby Tigers and False Peace
"I'm a Christian, BUT..." "Well sure I believe the Bible is true BUT..." We live in a time and place where fence-sitting could be a national sport. It's good to be grey, bendy, undefined... unless you have defined yourself in which case, be whatever you want. There's always some crazy hoopla surrounding "Christian" celebs or … Continue reading Defeater Beliefs