Why the Gospel Makes Us More (Not Less) Human

There is an unfortunate misunderstanding among Christians and non-Christians alike that Christianity makes us somehow less human and that our humanity is what we must escape. At its worst this has lead to the Gnostic heresies in the early church and the withdrawal from culture of the fundamentalists in early  to mid-twentieth century America. On… Read More Why the Gospel Makes Us More (Not Less) Human

You Probably Won’t Change the World and That’s Okay: Finding Beauty and Meaning in the Mundane and Freedom from Unrealistic Expectations as an Ordinary Christian

I happen to be in the generation known as the millennials, all of whom seem to be naïve and egotistical enough to think they can save the world. There are more “movements” and non-profits, often based on bad economics, than we know what to do with. We don’t volunteer in nursing homes anymore, because why… Read More You Probably Won’t Change the World and That’s Okay: Finding Beauty and Meaning in the Mundane and Freedom from Unrealistic Expectations as an Ordinary Christian

Embracing the Tension of Faith and Doubt and the God I don’t Understand 

I recently finished the new book Help My Unbelief by Barnabas Piper, son of famed pastor and author John Piper. I became familiar with Barnabas (we will pretend we are on a first name basis. He responded to a Facebook message I sent him once and he follows me on Twitter) through a podcast that… Read More Embracing the Tension of Faith and Doubt and the God I don’t Understand