My 4th-grade teacher used to say, “The more you know, the more you know that you don’t know.” He was right. To this day I don’t trust people who think they know it all. By their arrogance, they reveal their ignorance.
A note on how we’re all responsible for creating an unhealthy political environment.
A couple of weeks ago, after the Pulse nightclub massacre, I wrote this post encouraging Christians to speak out publicly with words of sympathy and solidarity with the LGBT community. I heard from a lot of you that you did just that—and I really appreciate it. You never know how much your words may mean … Read more
Yesterday, the LGBT community was devastated by an attack in which over 100 people were gunned down in cold blood, 49 of them killed, all by a single shooter who hated gay people. This is not, on its surface, a story about Christians. But I’m a Christian who writes about Christian things to a Christian … Read more
Days like today, it just feels like too much. Too much tragedy. Too much inhumanity. Too much indifference from people who should know better. Days like today, I feel so tempted to throw in the towel and stop trying to make things better, because it’s too much. I think of Moses, exhausted and unable to … Read more
I posted this just now on Facebook and wanted to share it here: I’ve spent the morning being devastated and speechless once again at the terror that one human being can inflict on so many others. As someone who’s lost a family member to gun violence, news like this always feels personal. But an attack … Read more
This video is fantastic. We NEED to hear more stories like this. If you have a great story to share (yours or someone else’s), send me a link!
This morning I read an article about a breast cancer survivor who, in the wake of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” now finds herself being mistaken for a transgender woman—and treated therefore as less of a woman—because of her mastectomy. Her story reminds me of one of the big problems we humans often have when dealing … Read more
Growing up, I thought Christians should demonstrate our faith by what we didn’t do: Don’t watch certain movies; don’t engage in certain behaviors; don’t hang out in certain places. But now, I think that’s wrong. Above all else, Christians should be known for the things we do. We should spend our energy fighting racism (even if … Read more
A fun video I made about my travels to the Netherlands for the first time to promote the Dutch release of my book Torn.