Is your Jesus only kind and loving, accepting of any and everything you do? Does your Jesus like all the things you like? Is He cool with your little pet sins? Does your Jesus want to give you all your desires, even the ones that you value more than Him? … More Which Jesus Do You Worship?
We often confine God and his nature to a box that makes us comfortable. Most of the time we don’t even realize we’re doing it, but we put limits on God’s power (if only figuratively). There are three major ways Christians do this, thereby becoming practical atheists. … More 3 Major Ways Christians Are Practical Atheists
Turning the other cheek is not easy. It is not even remotely human. In turning the other cheek, we show something greater than human love and forgiveness. We show the grace of God, something much more powerful than mere weakness or passivity. … More When and Why to Turn the Other Cheek
Authenticity has been reduced to drinking fair-trade coffee, eating organic, and taking photos in the Pacific Northwest. While authentic may mean real, we have become anything but. We live out these personas of what we want the world to see, while hiding what’s truly going on inside. … More The Problem With #LiveAuthentic
Idols still exist, but the gods only have as much power as we give to them. Without our attention, love, and obsession, they inevitably fade. When we see them as nothing more than tools or normal human beings, they lose their power. … More American Gods And How We Worship Them
My generation has plenty of losers in it, but most of us are not the safe space, trigger word, spoiled, entitled pansies you keep addressing with your passive aggressive Facebook posts. … More Not All Millennials Suck
The solution to the argument is not as simple as refusing to meet alone with any person of the opposite for any reason. Nor is it as simple as abandoning the policy altogether in the name of fairness and equality. … More What Should Christians Think About the Billy Graham Rule?
I love music. As I’m a songwriter, this should come as a surprise to no one. I also like to share my opinions, as anyone who knows me can attest. It only seems natural to share my critical analysis of my favorite albums of 2016. This year hasn’t been the best, but some great music … More 2016 Albums You Should Check Out
In a couple weeks, Americans will step into polling places, fill out a short form, and decide the next leader of the United States of America. Rather than sitting around anxiously waiting to hear the results, I will be praising God that this presidential race is finally over. Everyone has heard how disastrous it would … More Why I Refuse to Freak Out About This Election
Movies like these often assume that atheists have no form of morality, portraying atheist characters as nothing more than cartoonish stereotypes. They feature them as if their denial of God is the only thing about them that matters. All the while, the film’s marketing teams encourage Christian moviegoers to invite their non-Christian friends to see their movies, claiming these films are actually a great tool for evangelism. … More Atheists Are Not the Enemy