Our dream has died. And we couldn't be happier. Sometimes, losing what we love helps us realize how little they loved us back.
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A New Way, Part 1: What the Heck am I Doing?!
I don’t make enough money. My wife makes no money. We plan on intentionally keeping it that way, perhaps for all of 2023. Cuz God said so. I think. I hope. Oh, Lord, what the heck am I doing?! The Source of the “WHAT?!” My family is beginning a ridiculous act of faith, a chance … Continue reading A New Way, Part 1: What the Heck am I Doing?!
Why Electing Christian Leaders Doesn’t Work
How do you make America Christian? Well, what did Jesus do?
What “Arthur Christmas” Can Teach us About the COVID Pandemic
What does an animated Christmas comedy have to do with our current pandemic? I’m glad you asked, my hypothetical friend! I recently watched Arthur Christmas for the, oh, 30th time? 40th? I forget. It’s a great, touching, and hilarious Christmas film that deserves to be a new classic, alongside Home Alone, Rudolph, and the like. The … Continue reading What “Arthur Christmas” Can Teach us About the COVID Pandemic
The 2 Voting Options American Christians Don’t Know They Have
Vote Republican? Vote Democrat? Better question: why should the Christian have to choose?
For the Christian Whose Dream Has Died
Something went wrong, something's been lost, something has died. What now?
Why Hatred is More Complex and Troubling Than We Realize
Why do bad people do bad things? The easy answer is "They're bad people." Someone once posted a pie chart of the reasons for the American Civil War. The majority said, "Slavery." The other little slice? "Slavery." The person who posted it commented, "Just in case any of you [expletive deleted] still think the Civil … Continue reading Why Hatred is More Complex and Troubling Than We Realize
5 Ways Christians Can Improve Their Apologetics
In case you haven't heard that word before, "Apologetics" is essentially a defense or explanation for your belief in God and/or his ways. If someone says, "God is dumb," and you say, "Nuh-uh," that's your apologetic. Not a good one, but still... Christians have been defending themselves for thousands of years now, as is instructed … Continue reading 5 Ways Christians Can Improve Their Apologetics
Book Pirates Are Not “Fans”
It is an insult when someone says that the work you created isn't worth their wallets. Not that they can't afford it, but that the weeks, months, or years put into it, the training you underwent, and the skill you've shown aren't worth a dime. That you are not a person with bills to pay, … Continue reading Book Pirates Are Not “Fans”
I’ve gotten a bit of attention for calling myself an R-Rated Christian. Usually, those two phrases go together like peanut butter and barbecue sauce. I’m happy to announce that most of the reactions I’ve gotten have been good. I’ve been able to find other Christians who are proud to don their over-eighteen moniker, and if … Continue reading R-Rated Christianity