The day my church talked about homosexuality

It was not even a full week after SCOTUS handed down its decision. We were wrapping up a student ministry service and I was picking around on my Martin (very skillfully, might I add.) The air was thick with expectant worship, an uncommon thing among today's youth. One topic change later, like a Spirit-sucking vacuum, there we were. We were…

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Healthcare and our omnipotent moral busybodies

So today marked the end of our company's enrollment in its healthcare program. I begrudgingly took the questionnaires and filled out the paperwork, jumping through hoops and listening to all sorts of judgments of my lifestyle and diet while keeping a calm outward demeanor. Sounds like a great day! I'm going to get health insurance!…

Another swing and a miss for Driscoll

As you might remember, our small group Bible study is reading through Mark Driscoll's, Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe. I still shake my head at the title, but nonetheless, we enter week two and the second section, "God Makes." In this section, Driscoll talks about the creation narratives and their implications for us today. At first I…

One lonely island

Growing up, I remember when I first found the musical stylings of Simon and Garfunkel. Their sound, though certainly not new, was fresh to me. It was a nice break from the monotonous pop beats and the uni-themed country lyrics. I remember one song that resonated deeply with me. A lonely teenager with family issues…

in a nutshell

My life in a nutshell. What am I reading? What am I listening to? Because you're just dying to know! My reading list: A Year of Biblical Womanhood --Rachel Held Evans The Unquenchable Worshipper--Matt Redman Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe--Mark Driscoll What am I listening to? 40 Acres--Caedmon's Call Good Apollo Volume 1--Coheed and Cambria Try!--John…

Christian Perfection

I recently read a blog entry by Rachel Held Evans on the woman caught in adultery. Read it. It is good. But it got me thinking: Jesus told the woman to "sin no more." Did he say that with the hopes that she might actually avoid sin for the remainder of her earthly life? I am…