Jesus, Sex, and Controversy

One thing that continues to puzzle me about writing and blogging is why some posts get more attention than others. There are obvious reasons, such as when a post is controversial or speaks about a current event in a new way. For example: How many people would read this if it had the word sex … Continue reading Jesus, Sex, and Controversy

Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

Mother’s Day often receives mixed remarks about obligation and consumerism. When you consider the history behind it though, there are valuable intentions we can remember to make this holiday not only about mothers, but all women of strength and courage. Plus, despite being a secular holiday, the Christian world has some things to remember before preaching about the … Continue reading Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

A Round Up of Great Posts On and By Women

Today is International Women's Day. Men, before you get your boxers in a bunch, just remember that we still love you and appreciate you. But there are a lot of women in the world who don't hear that message, and today honors the progress that has been made, as well as the work left to … Continue reading A Round Up of Great Posts On and By Women

What The Dress Says About Us

Yesterday the primary disagreement in the world focused on a single dress and its mysterious color—white and gold or blue and black? #TheDress swept social media and took center stage over news about a potential shut down of Homeland Security, 2000 Christians kidnapped by ISIS, and net neutrality. What does this say about us? I’m … Continue reading What The Dress Says About Us

When Defeat Meets Gratitude

It seems I dropped off the map again this month. After moving to a new city I rotated through days like playing cards during the game of War. Each day was slapped down in hopes for a high card, a winner. Although they say there is an equal amount of every number card in the … Continue reading When Defeat Meets Gratitude

Stay Informed, With or Without Opinions

The last few weeks have lit the internet up with stories and opinions on every piece of tragic news. First there was the Israel and Palestine conflict, then Robin Williams death, and now the horrible situation occurring in Ferguson, MO. With each emerging story I have considered whether or not to write and share my … Continue reading Stay Informed, With or Without Opinions

When You Don’t Leave the House All Day

The car, the front door, and even shoes, are being neglected by me. This summer has provided me with many days where I don't need to leave the confines of my brother's house (where he and my sister-in-law have been kind enough to let me crash for the summer) and instead cocoon myself into its barriers. … Continue reading When You Don’t Leave the House All Day

What Tests Don’t Measure

One of my goals this summer is to study for and take the GRE. Although I have taken hundreds of tests in my life, this one costs $195 and the possibility of entrance into graduate school. So I'm taking it fairly seriously. However, I recently came across this wonderful reminder about what tests don't measure: … Continue reading What Tests Don’t Measure

When Neurochemistry Meets Religion

Many people are hesitant about trying to combine science with religion. These are two areas that have long been defined with strict boundaries and very little overlap. However, as scientific discoveries and advances continue to expand the boundaries of knowledge, Christians must adapt to understand and interact with their findings. Often, the fear of science … Continue reading When Neurochemistry Meets Religion