Courage to Speak the Truth About Sexuality and Gender

“Hey, remember that new karaoke place I was telling you about?” my younger sister asked. “Well, listen to this event they just shared.” She then read a social media advertisement aloud. Using vulgar language, the ad described a weekly event celebrating alternative sexualities. The wording made fun of our small town’s old-fashioned values, and it… Continue reading Courage to Speak the Truth About Sexuality and Gender

Why do Anglicans become Roman Catholic:? A Response by an Evangelical Expat

In a recent Mere Orthodoxy piece titled “Why Is Anglicanism a Gateway to Catholicism?”, M.H. Turner raises some important questions about why Anglicans swim the Tiber. For my part, I found Turner’s proposed answers wanting. Paul Owen responded with a solid historical defense of Anglo-Catholicism, but he left Turner’s questions about the motive of modern Evangelicals unanswered.… Continue reading Why do Anglicans become Roman Catholic:? A Response by an Evangelical Expat

Rediscovering “Passion and Purity”

This summer, when I turned to the first page of Elisabeth Elliot’s “Passion and Purity,” I tried to have an open mind. Through the years, I’ve read dozens of books about dating and marriage, and unfortunately many have fallen flat in the face of extended singleness. Amid the recent mass cynicism toward purity culture (culminating… Continue reading Rediscovering “Passion and Purity”

I’m Still Glad I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Early last week found me getting a check-up for the first time in more than a decade. With medical professionals in my family, I can too easily put off those preventative appointments. So, I sat in the olive-green vinyl chair, the sort that populate doctors’ offices across the country. I felt a bit sheepish, like… Continue reading I’m Still Glad I Kissed Dating Goodbye