This is the second in my series of "Pervasive Problems with Cultural Christianity," focusing on the lack of biblical literacy and care for biblical accuracy. "Christians who lack biblical knowledge are the products of churches that marginalize biblical knowledge. Bible teaching now often accounts for only a diminishing fraction of the local congregation’s time and … Continue reading We’ve Taken the Bible out of “Bible” Study
This is the beginning of a series I will be publishing on this personal blog entitled "Pervasive Problems in Cultural Christianity" The aim of this series will not be condemnation but to point out issues with the hopes of bringing to light ways in which we all fail to be Christ-like and encourage further growth … Continue reading Positive Thinking Isn’t Everything
We took flowers to the graveyards around this time, just a year ago. Who could have foreseen that this year I'd be without you---and grandma too? Who could have foreseen you'd both be where we stood then---buried. Silent. Absent. Me least of all. Spring invades the air and I can't help but think ---wish, hope, … Continue reading A Short Lament for Mother’s Day
In many ways it's hard to believe that 5 years have passed since the Holy Spirit blazed across the sky of my heart and I passed from death into life. That was the final weekend of my freshman year at college and the Lord had, unbeknownst to me, been working on me all year even … Continue reading A Celebration: 5 Years in Christ, an Eternity to Go!
I kept waiting. Waiting to grow at least 4 more inches, waiting for my stomach to smooth, waiting to grow into an elegant female instead of a disproportionate girl. So when, at 22, I suddenly caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, several realizations toppled down onto me all at once: I was done … Continue reading I’ll Never Be Her
I'll be the first to admit that I've never been fond of politics; their very mention caused enough vitriol over the mealtimes of my childhood to make me want to stay blissfully uninterested from a young age. But my Lord calls me to be interested in the affairs of the nation I reside in, not … Continue reading Facing the Trump Presidency as a Female Believer