Finding Grace in Falling Empires (My Two Cents on Mark Driscoll)…

This week, Mark Driscoll officially stepped down as the lead pastor at the Mars Hill Church. Well, kind of. More on that in a bit. First, it’s necessary to offer a quick recap. Mark Driscoll is a pastor, author, circuit speaker, and influential voice in modern Christianity. His […]

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On When Praying Feels Like Failing…

Some days, prayer feels like poetry. The words come natural and easy, strung together without even taking a breath. They form sentences that convey the deepest and innermost parts of my being – confessing who I am and what who I intend on being. They weave together tales of doubt, fear, and celebration quite brilliantly. […]

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On Justice, Seeking Peace, and a Heaven that Hinges on Us…

I believe that Jesus desires His followers to actively seek justice for the defenseless, speak out on behalf of the silenced, care for the refugee’d, and intervene for the powerless. Yes, justice. Yes, accountability. Yes, even punishment. But I also believe that we are called to love our enemies, to pray for those who persecute […]

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I Hope They Burn in Hell {a post about loving our enemies}…

I can’t handle the news anymore. ISIS. #ISIS Militants in Iraq killed 80 Yazidis, abducted wives and children, officials report http://t.co/lO8UpUVuFs pic.twitter.com/q2BS2YvgfC — Michael (@Canine_Rights) August 16, 2014 Ferguson.   Racially charged protests entered their sixth night since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown http://t.co/Wr0EDWnpVX #Ferguson — Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 16, 2014 Gaza. Displaced […]

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I’m With You, Gungor…

God is not, is not my father.  Wait. Did a Christian band really sing that?! Over the weekend, WORLD mag posted THIS damning declaration about the band Gungor - who sings these lyrics in a liturgy project called God Our Mother.  WORLD levied their judgement thinly veiled as an album review. [...]But their latest work reveals a band transcending not […]

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To Those Who Feel Like Their Faith Might Be Dying…

Words on paper. Sometimes, it’s as if lifeless words on paper is the culmination of my faith – as if my faith is something I read, rather than something I breathe. The penance, the rituals, and the repetition – they all feel like a book I’ve already read. Jesus went there. Jesus did that. Paul said […]

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