Same-Sex Marriage and the Character of God

Yesterday, our nation proved its great ignorance regarding the character of God. In social media posts in the last 24 hours, I have witnessed well meaning people promote the idea that love won the day and that because God is

Same-Sex Marriage and the Character of God

Yesterday, our nation proved its great ignorance regarding the character of God. In social media posts in the last 24 hours, I have witnessed well meaning people promote the idea that love won the day and that because God is

Dr. King’s Beloved Community

Martin Luther King developed a philosophy from Josiah Royce (a philosopher and theologian) called the Beloved Community. This viewpoint is centered upon instituting an ideal society (through means of nonviolence and love), wherein conflict is settled in a nonviolent, peaceful manner, and where, according to the

Dr. King’s Beloved Community

Martin Luther King developed a philosophy from Josiah Royce (a philosopher and theologian) called the Beloved Community. This viewpoint is centered upon instituting an ideal society (through means of nonviolence and love), wherein conflict is settled in a nonviolent, peaceful manner, and where, according to the

Bruce Jenner, Compassion, and the Christian

Over the past two days, since Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, I have seen a few Christians I know respond in a manner that has bothered me. They have called for a loving, compassionate response, (also condoning

Bruce Jenner, Compassion, and the Christian

Over the past two days, since Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, I have seen a few Christians I know respond in a manner that has bothered me. They have called for a loving, compassionate response, (also condoning

The City of God

“On Jordan’’s stormy banks I stand, and cast a wishful eye to Canaan’’s fair and happy land, where my possessions lie.” So goes the first line of a hymn written by Samuel Stennett in 1787. The entire hymn reminds me

The City of God

“On Jordan’’s stormy banks I stand, and cast a wishful eye to Canaan’’s fair and happy land, where my possessions lie.” So goes the first line of a hymn written by Samuel Stennett in 1787. The entire hymn reminds me

A Poem for the New Year

One of my favorite poems, written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, is called “Ring Out, Wild Bells.” I like to read it every year as a tradition because it ultimately reminds me of the hope we have of the return of Jesus

A Poem for the New Year

One of my favorite poems, written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, is called “Ring Out, Wild Bells.” I like to read it every year as a tradition because it ultimately reminds me of the hope we have of the return of Jesus

All to Leave and Follow Thee

One of my favorite hymns comes from the pen of Henry Lyte, written in 1824. It’s entitled “Jesus, I my cross have taken.” The lyrics are rich (posted below)! It reminds me of the life of Adoniram Judson, who was

All to Leave and Follow Thee

One of my favorite hymns comes from the pen of Henry Lyte, written in 1824. It’s entitled “Jesus, I my cross have taken.” The lyrics are rich (posted below)! It reminds me of the life of Adoniram Judson, who was

5 Life Changers

Cognitive dissonance. It’s one of my favorite educational terms because I can relate to it so concretely. The term expresses all that is bound up in that moment when you’re confronted with a piece of knowledge or a concept that

5 Life Changers

Cognitive dissonance. It’s one of my favorite educational terms because I can relate to it so concretely. The term expresses all that is bound up in that moment when you’re confronted with a piece of knowledge or a concept that