The question has fascinated me for a long time. It has justified me as a skeptic of Christianity and as a Christian but, in all practicality, it is not by knowledge alone that beliefs are shaped. This response to the question of God’s power and love is a satisfaction to read or an opportunity to […]Read more "Pain’s Problems: How Can an All-Powerful God Be a Loving One?"
Faith with a Capital “F” C.S. Lewis, a favorite of many intellectually inclined Christians, has a few choice words for the term “faith”, that we often hear and use casually. But depending on the use and context, the term can be just as casually dismissed or seriously undertaken. Understanding Lewis’ terminology lets us dive deeper […]Read more "C.S. Lewis: Faith with a Capital “F”"
Hustle is a word that has long made me cringe. It’s only after several years at Simpson that I have finally come to terms with allowing my fallen views of hustling to shine in the presence of God rather than seeing money as a necessary evil. This process is still continuing. With no destination in […]Read more "Hustling: The Kingdom"
I am not creative enough to prepare for the worst and neither are you. All we can do is prepare for what’s possible. Yet, our imagination is our furthest reaching perception of what is possible. Thus, both what we perceive as possible and impossible are limited by our own nature. There is nothing to say […]Read more "Preparing For The Worst Will Never Prepare You For The Best"
Pain and the fear of pain are motivating often enough, but when they don’t motivate; they can easily leave you crippled and helpless. Struggling to make sense of the situation it’s easy to ask, “Why did this happen?” to blame God or ask him why it happened. The more powerful question is, “God, how are […]Read more "The Right to Grow"
Most people would introduce their passion for fighting, their relationship to it or the role it plays in their lives as a great story about themselves or what fighting has done for them. To me, fighting is a woman and I’m just trying to set my boundaries right. If I’m going to be completely honest […]Read more "Fighting; My Mistress"
A letter of encouragement is a powerful thing. They take five to ten minutes to write. They surprise people, delivering a positive message in a unique and almost extinct way. The formula is simple: Start with an informal greeting such as “Hi” or “Hey” followed by the first name of the person you are addressing. […]Read more "How To Write A Letter Of Encouragement"