Confessions of a Depressed Youth Worker
12 August 2014
On a Friday night in 1998, after watching a comedy with friends at a movie theatre, my brother came home, kissed my mom goodnight, went into his room, and hung himself. We don’t know the exact reasons why Brandon took his life, but we know..
A Thoughtful Christian Response to ISIS
17 September 2014
Obama admits to not having a strategy. Duck Dynasty Godfather, Phil Robertson, wants to “Convert ‘em or kill ‘em.” So what is a thoughtful honest strategy for confronting a terrorist group like ISIS? ISIS doesn’t need any more explanation. We know what it is – evil personified. They have..
[Homosexuality] Your Mind is “Made Up”
25 February 2014
So… your mind is “made up” about homosexuality. So is mine. Can we just admit that? I will, even if you won’t. You may consider yourself open-minded. Still, where you are today is “made up” of several deep questions, ideas and experiences you’ve gleaned over..
A Pandemic of Over-Connection
11 May 2014
Full Disclosure: Because today’s technologies have a forming influence on our spiritual, emotional, and psychological “shape,” I’ve stubbornly resisted getting a smartphone, preferring instead my now-ancient flip phone. We’ve decided to not have cable TV in our home, “screen time” in general is limited, and..
Our Greatest Contribution to Homosexuality Conversations
26 February 2014
Homosexuality is a hot topic in my church and in THE church right now. But it has been a hot topic in my life since a family member came out of the closet when I was a teenager. This is a personal conversation for me...