I got off Facebook last November. I was tired of the blatant agenda, the in-your-face ideology filtering what felt like every interaction. I am a Christian and unapologetically conservative. My Facebook friends list once ran the gambit of religions and political leanings, and I enjoyed the free exchange of ideas. I wanted to share my… Continue reading A Year Without Facebook
Book Review: Esolen’s ‘Out of the Ashes’
I finished listening to Anthony Esolen's Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture this week. I discovered Esolen reading Touchstone magazine, and I found his lecture at their Fight or Flight conference to be particularly compelling. When I heard he had a book out on a similar topic, I used an Audible credit to download… Continue reading Book Review: Esolen’s ‘Out of the Ashes’
The rough attic room hovered close around us as we gathered in near darkness. It was cold above the machine shop, so we kept our coats zipped and hats on. We bowed our heads in prayer, remembering those who met in hiding out of necessity. We did it out of choice, leaving the comfort of… Continue reading Mission USA
Yesterday’s Injustices Tomorrow?
From my class reading in Stassen and Gushee's Kingdom Ethics: A holistic character ethics needs to develop a self-critical understanding of how we perceive authority, change, threat and truthfulness in our society. Without that, Christians will not understand how to act effectively to "seek the shalom of the city where you dwell" (Jer. 29:7). They will… Continue reading Yesterday’s Injustices Tomorrow?
Reading the Beatitudes in Context
I started seminary this week. After years of prayer and months of planning, I'm finally here, studying for online classes through Fuller Theological Seminary. I've dreamed about this for so long, at times it still doesn't feel real. How is it that I am so blessed? I'm taking two classes this fall -- Church… Continue reading Reading the Beatitudes in Context