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

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

The Truth About Rejection

At first, it sucks. After an hour, it still sucks. Some time later, it gets better. Supposedly. The sky swells as the sun abandons this side of the world, clouds block out the hope of stars. The cracked desert wonders why the rain never actually materializes. Even the moon seems hazy on the whys and … Continue reading The Truth About Rejection

Calling B.S. on Easy Callings

When attempting to inspire young adults like myself, many Christians have offered this quote from Frederick Buechner: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” This sounds wonderful doesn't it? But I'm calling out every pastor that has ever said this to me: stop sugar … Continue reading Calling B.S. on Easy Callings

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

Days of Rest: A Window Into Post-Grad Life

For 16 years my life has been structured around a school calendar. Now I am free floating, unrestrained and undefined. I moved to a new city (free rent thanks to my gracious brother and sister-in-law), don't have a job (by choice), and have no clue where I will be three months from now (I have … Continue reading Days of Rest: A Window Into Post-Grad Life