Category: Culture

A Dozen Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks (2020 Edition)

A Dozen Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks (2020 Edition) 1) Make everyone stay at the table for a full hour.  Set a timer.  No one leaves. No one.  And not a bit of dessert or a…

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Put Not Your Trust in Princes

When injustice assaultsagainwhen image-bearers dieagainwhen grieving mothers mournagainwhen communities lamentagainwhen eyes are closedagainwhen backs are turnedagainwhen right takes a hitagainwhen business as usual returnsagainwhen accountability is questionedagainwhen narratives are twistedagainwhen anger risesagainwhen…

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Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics

Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics If you’re on social media or are watching the news for more than twelve seconds, you’re sure to spot some sort of rant about a political figure.…

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Faith in Turmoil and Tumult

Over the last few months, we all have seen the memes about 2020. My favorite: “If 2020 were a piñata” superimposed over a picture of a huge paper wasp nest. I love…

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Internet Outrage, Public Shaming, and the Modern-Day Pharisee Phenomenon

New York Times writer Tim Kreider coined the term, “Outrage Porn,” to describe what he sees as our culture’s insatiable search for things to be offended by. Based on hundreds of comments and…

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Types of Loneliness and the Importance of Facing It

No one wants to feel lonely. And yet, every single person does. Loneliness, along with anxiety, is one of the most basic realities of being human. Facing your loneliness takes courage. And, it’s…

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Defiant Hope for Troubling Times

“In this world you will have trouble…” What an incredibly uplifting sentiment, right? I think the last few months have been evidence enough that this true. So much pain, heartache and loss.…

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We Disagree, Therefore I Need You

This week, I would like to share a few thoughts about how I believe Jesus wants his people to relate to one another on matters that are important, but that are also…

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Pursuing Presence in Isolation (Pt. 1) “A Starting Point”

I’m not one who likes to hug strangers, but the last time I went to the grocery store I had the insatiable urge to embrace everyone I passed. I didn’t, of course.…

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How I Survive Social Distancing

When you’re experiencing a crisis in your life, it’s natural to dwell on that crisis more than anything else. Whether it’s a small personal dilemma or a global pandemic like we’re currently…

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