“In my experience there’s no such thing as luck.” – Ben Kenobi No Chance Christians have all the answers, right? Sort of like how the Bible lists out in explicit detail the exact answer to everything God chooses to do and why He does it? Not really. That’s not actually the case at all. Why […]Read more "Waiting to Land"
“We cannot fully see someone as a divine and God-loved image-bearer if we see them only as a sales prospect for evangelism efforts.” – Glenn T. Stanton Objectification Means Objective Failed Mostly, the church is incredibly vocal about its fight against objectification. It makes us angry. And rightly so. Though every Christian man struggles with […]Read more "Listen to Stories"
“…for centuries we’ve been taught there is a dichotomy between the sacred and the secular, between that which is of the material world and that which is not. This is a sort of Christianized Gnosticism that treats this material world as inhertantly bad and our being in Christ as purely spiritual, which in turn leaves us […]Read more "Playing Offense"
“I had a lot of help from Jack Daniels.” – Clark Sr. Christmas With Jack Maybe you spent Christmas with Jack. Maybe you wanted to. Maybe you started to spend it by yourself in your own head, and found Jack shortly after. Maybe you started to spend it with your family, but Jack got in […]Read more "Christmas With Jack"
“Jesus came to do anything but maintain boring, predictable, religious behavior that keeps the outsiders outside.” – Alex Early Those We Don’t Speak Of In the film The Village, a deception occurs; one that has been ensnaring mankind since the beginning of the world. It is the trap of believing that a community can flourish in a utopian paradise […]Read more "Stop Driving Away"
“Mobility, as far as we are concerned, is a state of mind.” – Douglas Wilson Off Your High Horse Jesus found Saul, Saul didn’t find Jesus. The encounter with Jesus was so monumental, that Saul didn’t even walk away with the same name, mirroring the reality that Paul was no longer the same man. Jesus kicked […]Read more "Clear to Engage"
“The system…is a ramshackle, run-down dive of a house, greatly in need of some repairs…” – Douglas Wilson This Old House This old house is a full house, and a loud one too. There are a thousand different ways in particular that Christians and the church as a whole are handling said house, as they […]Read more "The Carpenter and Ramshackle Handymen"
“Reality, looked at steadily, is unbearable.” – C.S. Lewis We have been warned. And yet, imagination is paralyzing. What passes for a stronghold is a house of cards. In A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis recounts reality shortly following the loss of his wife: “If my house has collapsed at one blow, that is because it was a […]Read more "On Spheres and Circles"
A few months ago I had a conversation with a man I greatly look up to. He’s only got a few years on me, which means we’re both still pretty young. But he’s wise beyond his years. Our conversation was brief. We talked over the phone for about half an hour, or roughly twenty-minutes if you […]Read more "Let Your Soul Mature"
New year, new highlights. Derek Minor Derek Minor dropped his latest in January, titled “Empire”. The album has been on repeat in my car, and is incredibly well-produced, especially with Gawvi in on it. I myself am thoroughly impressed with Minor’s increasing talent, and am entirely on board with his new sound. Get on iTunes here. […]Read more "2015: The Highlights So Far: Derek Minor, Dustin Kenrue, The Reckless Love of God, Rise, Experiencing the Trinity, Liberti Church Launch"