The Tiny Sins that Can Take Us Down

Recently, I came home to find chunks of wood from my favorite tree all over the yard, the street, and even the front porch. Here’s what I learned about myself from that rather strange experience. 

Pro-Lifers: How to Deal with the Phrase “Judge Not”

  Once again, the catch phrase “judge not” has been tossed my way in an attempt to get me to quiet down about the abortion issue. At first I did what I always do when I hear that phrase—groan loudly and hold my head in my hands, because it’s such an absurd, senseless thing toContinue reading “Pro-Lifers: How to Deal with the Phrase “Judge Not””

The Nature of Grace

There are a variety of opinions in regard to the homeless, and most of us have heard (or even voiced) the following: They don’t deserve a handout. No one is twisting their arms, forcing them to shoot up or buy another bottle. No one forced them to leave their families to go live under aContinue reading “The Nature of Grace”

So You Want to See Fifty Shades . . . But You’re a Christian

It’s finally here: opening weekend for Fifty Shades of Grey, “the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon” (Fandango). I confess that I didn’t want to write this post, but as opening weekend crept closer and closer, it became more and more obvious that a lot of theContinue reading “So You Want to See Fifty Shades . . . But You’re a Christian”