The Logan Paul Problem

Logan Paul and his stupid antics are just a symptom of the disease. It’s doubtful that this will be enough to wake up the masses to it, but here it is anyway: we need to stop rewarding bad behavior. … More The Logan Paul Problem

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King of Peace

We are not enemies. We are brothers and sisters. We are one body. It’s time for us to start acting like it.

The church is varied in its theological and political views. This won’t change. But we should be able to put aside lesser issues to follow the most important commandments. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart… and love your neighbor as yourself.” … More King of Peace

It’s Time for Christians to Reclaim Art

If the Harvey Weinstein scandal won’t call us to action, what will? Will we seek to stay comfortable? Will those in Hollywood who claim to be Christians value their fame and fortune more than the treasure of Christ? Will the Christian industry remain content to serve its established fan base, failing to be the salt and light of the earth? … More It’s Time for Christians to Reclaim Art

7 Tips for Disagreeing with Friends

In the past decade or so, social media arguments have become a primary way to “discuss” opinions and ideas. The problem with that is nothing is really being discussed. People angrily type up their opinions and send them out into the oblivion of the internet. The comments are read simply to respond rather than to listen. Sometimes we’re typing just to get attention. … More 7 Tips for Disagreeing with Friends

Judgment and Mercy

Whenever I return to the Old Testament Prophets, I can easily see why they’re not the most popular books in the Bible. Most of them contain repeated dismal phrases such as “Woe to you,” and “the wrath of the Lord shall come upon you” and something to the effect of “no one will escape; you will all die.” Not exactly the five-minute pick-me-up we strive for in our devotional times.

Nevertheless, the prophets are part of the Scriptural Canon, and it’s important we read, study, and seek to understand them. The problem is we don’t really like to. … More Judgment and Mercy

A Prayer for Peace

This world, this country, the church, seems to intent on ripping its self apart. Brother against brother. Creed against creed. Color against color. Even in the midst of a tragedy like the flooding and devastation of a major city, people still find a way to make jabs at the other side, glorify their ideology, and belittle this tragedy and the people it affects in the process. … More A Prayer for Peace