There's too much death in the world. That's what I find myself thinking as I look at every social media feed I have, every news notification that pops up on my phone, even in church prayer group emails I receive. There's just too. much. death. I started writing this because of the recent attention the … Continue reading Death + Life
Category: National Problems
Earlier this semester, I wrote an article about Christian comedian John Crist. I've been a big fan of Crist for basically his whole career, ever since I saw him opening for Tim Hawkins online and creating rather edgy satire of American Church culture on YouTube and Instagram. I probably can't even count the times my … Continue reading John Crist and the Greater Global Sexual Crisis
As I approach the end (don't remind me! I'm loving this season of my life!) of the second-to-last semester of high school, I am very aware of the opportunities and privileges I've been given. I am dual-enrolled in a Stats class at our local state college. I finally made it to Advanced Band as a … Continue reading What An Opportunity!
The doctrine that we are created in the image of God gives a solid foundation for human freedom and moral significance. We do not have to resort to an irrational upper-story leap [from "fact- based science" to "value-based morality/ethics"]. Given the starting point of a personal God, our own personhood is completely explicable...The Christian worldview … Continue reading The Christian Foundation for the Highest Human Ideals
I just read a really, really, really good post called Faith and Doubt (and how they coexist) at Rethink. You should go read it. Then you can read my thoughts on it. It starts off with a great hook: I’d bet that at some point every person has had some doubts about their faith. But … Continue reading Doubting Doubts Gives Us Faith
You guys want to know what bugs me? Oh, wait, I guess you read the title and already know. Good for you! The Bible is very important to me. When I was little, I had a Story Book Bible that my parents would read to me. Then I had an NIV Adventure Bible for kids. … Continue reading YouVersion’s Fluff Faith
A hurricane is about to hit my house. I usually don't comment on current events, but this one is a little different. A hurricane is about to hit my family. A hurricane is about to hit my community. --- My family moved to Florida about a year after Hurricane Charley pretty much destroyed the very … Continue reading On Hurricanes