Skittle or Brothers? The metaphors of Refugees

September 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

The Trump campaign and twitter have been interesting bedfellows this election cycle. Most recently, it was Trump’s son, Donald Trump, Jr. who has caused the uproar. In a tweet sent earlier in the week, Trump, Jr. posted an image through which an analogy was drawn between refugees and a bowl […]

The Pursuing God

July 11, 2016 at 5:20 pm

“Jesus reveals a God who comes after us, who is on the prowl, hunting down his world for reconciliation. And the question we’re left with is not whether we’ve been good enough, jumped high enough, or sought hard enough…The question is, do we want to be found.” – The Pursuing God I […]

Wise as Serpents

November 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

“If he is discovered, he will be executed.” The car was winding through Spanish hillsides covered with olive trees as far as the eye could see. The words slipped from the mouth of my driver casually, as if he was talking about the weather or his plans for the weekend. […]

Planned Parenthood & the Anatomy of Unbelief

October 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Earlier this week Republicans grilled Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards regarding the use of federal funding to perform abortions. During a heated congressional hearing Richards tried desperately to defend the indefensible. Despite her feeble attempts at half-truths, sidesteps and ambiguity Richards finally conceded under oath that when federal funds are […]

Dolezal & Jenner

June 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

By now most of America has heard the bizarre story of Rachel Dolezal. The previous NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington and professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University has been skewered in the last week after revelations surfaced that her public identity as a black female was a sham. Fresh […]

Egalitarian & Conservative?

June 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm

I was once a complementarian, but my views were formed in the isolation of a conservative Baptist church where I was never introduced to an alternative. Like many people who were born and raised in a similar environment, exclusively male leadership as a biblical and theological concept was never taught […]

Thy Kingdom Come

June 8, 2015 at 1:37 pm

It’s 6:00 am on a Saturday morning and the people from the village have gathered to pray. Not trite prayers, not little prayers, but prayers of power, prayers of deliverance, prayers of confession and prayers of tears. I shuffle in among them and I am handed a small shard of […]

“You’re My Sin-Eater”

May 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

“I am a sin-eater. I absorb the misdeeds of others, darkening my soul to keep theirs pure.” So confesses Raymond Reddington (played by James Spader) in the season two finale of the NBC show Blacklist. For those already devoted to the series, this piece will offer no spoilers. For those […]

Recipe for Renewed Christianity

April 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

          Ross Douthat is the youngest op-ed writer ever hired by the New York Times. More impressive than his age is the fact that he is also a Christian. As a Harvard graduate with a brilliant mind, Douthat is able to synthesize and critique some of the […]

A Glorious Dark: Review

April 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

 “Maybe it’s not stories that we love; maybe it’s the storytellers themselves we love.” A.J. Swoboda  With Holy Week upon us it is fitting to offer a review of a book that is sure to become an annual offering for those searching for a companion to journey with them through […]