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"
It started yesterday in Contemporary Theology class. All 7 of us were sitting in a circle like we usually do, discussing the finer points of Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation. I had shown up a few minutes late. I had trouble with the printer before running out the door with my thesis statement. I tried not to […]Read more "Written Spirituality"
“No one has the right to beat you.” – Ronda Rousey, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion. Among other things, no one has the right to your heart. Not even God. He himself has set it up that way because he does not plunder or force us into relationship. He sets a boundary for himself out […]Read more "Guard Your Heart: (But Never Fight For It)"