Too Much Food, Too Little Stewardship

Often in the American church, gluttony is considered a "sin of the past" or, increasingly more common, not a sin at all. Everywhere you look, more is better. More fries on the side, more burger for your buck, more sauce slathered on everything imaginable. We're encouraged to gorge at our slightest whim or achievement with … Continue reading Too Much Food, Too Little Stewardship

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Readers: Don’t Think Writers Have It All Together

I'm fairly new to the online writing world, although I've been journaling since I was young. Sometimes I feel like a toddler who is vainly trying to search for inspiration in the writing masters' myriad of articles, blog posts and interview pieces. And that's exactly what I ought to be. I am a toddler following … Continue reading Readers: Don’t Think Writers Have It All Together

When He Doesn’t Want You Because You’re From a Broken Home

This is a deeply close-to-home topic for me and this post has been on my heart for some time now, ever since a dear friend of mine and I had a conversation about it in college. I've written on being "undateable" before but wanted to give this topic special attention. I've encountered the requirement of … Continue reading When He Doesn’t Want You Because You’re From a Broken Home

We Ask Not “How can We Serve our Church?” but “How can Our Church Entertain Us?”

#3 in my series "Pervasive Problems in the American Church" Flashy events. Catchy phrases. Attractive leaders. Feel-good messages. It's interesting how, though not found in any of the praises of the churches in Revelation or in the commandments for holy living, that these are found in nearly all American churches today. "Come to our church! … Continue reading We Ask Not “How can We Serve our Church?” but “How can Our Church Entertain Us?”