What can "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots teach us about ourselves, our culture, and our religious expression? Read this to find out!
Well hello again friends, my apologies for the prolonged absence. Life has been crazy with work, school, family, etc. and I've kind of dropped the ball with writing. Before getting into anything too big, I wanted to share with all of you a very encouraging interview I just read between two men that I highly… Continue reading 10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller | Desiring God
It's been a while since we've had a song post, so here you go. There's not much for me to add to this one. There have been times when I turned away from God to follow my own desires, a tale common within Western Christianity. Allow this song to be an encouragement to you, especially… Continue reading Blogging Thru Song: Breaking Benjamin- Ashes of Eden
I have no doubt that you've heard a lot about the events of the past week in Charleston, SC and the subsequent debate about the Confederate Battle Flag at the State House in Columbia. The talking heads have yammered on about racist America and the hatred that is flows through every street since the Trayvon… Continue reading Sweet Carolina, or What’s Making Charleston Different from Ferguson and Baltimore
I am a political junkie. I am a student of political science and I watch the news far more often than I probably should, but I like knowing what's going on and being able to engage in discussions that the power players are having. That being said, I've recognized that for most Americans political speak… Continue reading Left Wing/RightWing: A Christian Political Scientist’s Review of Modern Politics
Let me first say that I don't think I've seen such a unanimous outcry against a company's decision in a long, LONG time. In case you somehow haven't heard, Starbucks promoted the idea to have baristas mark customers cups with a sticker or to write #RaceTogether in an effort to start a conversation of race… Continue reading #RaceTogether: My Take on Starbucks and Social Responsibility
I remember my mother telling me as a teenager, “When you have your own children I hope they act just like you did when you were little...” At the time I sat back, laughing and thinking to myself, “Ha! Like that will happen...” Well, yeah... that happened... Try as I might to avoid it, my little boys act an awful lot like their old man and it's not always pretty...
Websites, media channels, and blogs will give you a plethora of explanations of how marriage should be defined and why, but to understand the biblical view of marriage we need to first understand WHY it's important. Both the Old and New Testaments put an emphasis on this "institution" and it's context in society. They both… Continue reading Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants