Okay, let’s get this straight, once and for all. Christians are always going to be at odds with “the world” in certain ways. The Bible calls us to humility, sacrifice, and generosity, and there will always be people who will take advantage of that. There will always be forms of persecution and ridicule aimed at … Read more
…I’m going to be a guest speaker at an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group on Grove City College campus. I’m kinda freaking out. In a good way. Grove City College is a conservative Christian institution. Their LGBT student group, Rainbow Bridge, has been denied official recognition and is not allowed to even put up fliers advertising … Read more
This video has been making the rounds on the internet, with around 2.5 million views in less than a week. What is it about this short clip that strikes such a chord with people? I don’t post this for any political reason, but rather, to make a point. There’s something emotionally stirring about the idea … Read more
To publishers and authors these aren’t secrets, but before I wrote my first book, I didn’t know any of this.
Traditional publishing or self-publishing? This is the question that faces many first-time authors. There are pros and cons to each.
This week, a very close friend of mine passed away. His name was Brian. For the better part of seven years, he co-hosted a podcast with me. He was a gentle soul and a committed Christian. Brian had dealt with serious health problems his entire life, but his death was unexpected, and it left his friends … Read more
In my work, I get to talk to a lot of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Christians every day. I get to hear about their faith, their joys, and also their biggest frustrations. Today, I’d like to talk about one of the most common frustrations I hear from them over and over again. When … Read more
Remember the other day, when I wrote about Trendianity, Christianity’s copycat cousin? One way you can distinguish the two is when a disagreement arises. Genuine, gospel-focused Christianity should lead us to be gracious in disagreement (Romans 14). In some situations, that means agreeing to disagree, while in others, we may be called to take a … Read more
Handling disagreements can be tricky. You know what’s trickier? When the two sides don’t even agree about whether it matters. For instance, this weekend, I read an article about Christian views of Halloween. The article pointed out that many Christians don’t celebrate Halloween, viewing it as something linked to Satan and the occult. (The church … Read more
This is what my day feels like. From the popular (and often brilliant) internet comic xkcd.