Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.” Mark 10:29-30 When … Continue reading Are You Being “Too Heavenly”?
It’s a common myth that Christians deny science. I’ve heard countless atheists confidently separate truth into two different categories: religion and science. But is that a valid statement? When atheists use the phrase “religion vs. science” they are implying that religion is incompatible with science, as if the two disagree. However, religion is not incompatible with science. Quite contrarily, what we’re really dealing with here is … Continue reading Religion vs. Science
Is perfectionism good or bad according to the Bible? So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Whoa, wait a second. Is that verse even from the Bible? It seems to go against everything society, even Christian culture, is screaming in my ears! I’ve heard so often that perfectionism is a bad thing that I’ve started to believe it. But is pursuing perfection … Continue reading Perfectionism: Good or Bad?
The popular Christian group Anthem Lights has announced their crowdfunded album’s release! Anthem Lights has been around for awhile, but in the past couple years the band has gone through many drastic changes. Probably the biggest shift is the change in lead singers. Alan Powell moved on in early 2016 and decided to focus on his acting career (he is now working on a Pilgrim’s … Continue reading Anthem Lights’ New Album Drops October 13th
Blessed are Those Who Mourn I winced as my dad cut a slight opening in my skin. The little splinter in my thumb didn’t seem like much, but it was deep in my skin and there was no other way to get it out My dad moved the knife so gently and acted so calm that I soon found I had no reason to be … Continue reading When His Healing Happens
You feel overwhelmed. The world is crashing down on you. In the chaos, you’re searching for answers. You’re praying for clarity. Have you ever felt this way? I have. Every year there’s a point where I feel as if I’m drowning in a sea of unfinished assignments, neglected responsibilities, and job issues. I always come to this point where all I can do is cry … Continue reading When You Feel Overwhelmed
My family is in a season of fruitfulness that quite honestly feels almost too good to be true. In seasons of fruitfulness, I think it’s important for us to reflect on how spiritual fruit is produced, so that we don’t take for granted the blessings we receive. What’s infinitely more important than the fruit on any given tree is the root structure and overall health … Continue reading How to Bear Spiritual Fruit
What’s so wrong about sharing the gospel? I mean, why do Christians, myself included, so often feel guilty that we’re trying to share the Good News with our friends? It has become a stereotype in American culture that Christians are always trying to “convert” people, without actually loving them. Many times people are offended when Christians share the Good News because they feel dehumanized – … Continue reading Guilty of Sharing the Gospel?
Trust Fund is a movie loosely based on the prodigal son story. It was released earlier this year. The story follows Reese Donahue (Jessica Roth), who seems averted to doing anything but shopping… oh, and writing. She’s been working on her first novel for a couple years, but in the meantime, her dad (Kevin Kilner) wants her to work for his publishing company. Not only … Continue reading ‘Trust Fund’ Movie Review
Most people would rather suffer broken bones than a broken heart. The former is but physical pain; the latter, however, transcends the corporal in its capacity to crush. It wounds not only the body, but also the mind, the ego, the spirit, the soul. I have suffered the blow of a broken heart and its unspeakable aftermath. I’d stare blankly at people when they talked … Continue reading For the Brokenhearted