Abuse, photo by Kat Jayne

2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church

My mom knew that my dad was a pervert with a violent temper who never apologized for anything. She thought that if she submitted to him and was a good … Continue reading 2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church

A misty forest road. Photo by Mirko Delcaldo.

What A 3,000 Year Old Poem Has To Say About Trump, Clinton, & Modern Politics

As I read through the Pslams with the girls, I am often struck by how relevant they are to our modern political and cultural plight. This of course should not … Continue reading What A 3,000 Year Old Poem Has To Say About Trump, Clinton, & Modern Politics

Response: 5 Optimistic Thoughts That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

In a recent article on Elite Daily, writer Miranda Athanasiou listed five “optimistic thoughts” that will supposedly change your perspective on life and turn you into a happier person. There’s just … Continue reading Response: 5 Optimistic Thoughts That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Bible Reading With The Kids | Psalm 74: “Jesus Makes Purple Rainbows”

Any time I read the Bible to the girls, I paraphrase using words they’ll understand. My 3 year old interjects her own interesting ideas, which often reveal how she as a toddler comprehends the Bible. Here’s a transcript of the adorable hilarity that went down this afternoon:

A Christian Response: Two Pastors Arrested in TN Sex Trafficking Operation

Today, a lot of people will mock Christians. They will say we are frauds, phonies, and hypocrites. They will say that Jesus Christ is a failure. They will say that … Continue reading A Christian Response: Two Pastors Arrested in TN Sex Trafficking Operation

P.G. Wodehouse, Bertie Wooster, & God

by Kevin DeYoung P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) is hands down one of the best writers in the English language, ever. He isn’t profound. He isn’t penetrating. His books may not be … Continue reading P.G. Wodehouse, Bertie Wooster, & God

The Sunshine of Dawn: Reading the Bible Out Loud to a 3 Year Old Child

Whenever I read the Bible to my almost-three year old daughter, I reword things slightly so she can understand and connect with the passage. Today we read Proverbs 4. She interrupted … Continue reading The Sunshine of Dawn: Reading the Bible Out Loud to a 3 Year Old Child

Thoughts on Tribulation & The Rapture, by Holocaust Survivor Corrie Ten Boom, 1974

The following is a letter written by Nazi Concentration Camp survivor, Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and her family were imprisoned for trying to help Jews. After escaping, she went on … Continue reading Thoughts on Tribulation & The Rapture, by Holocaust Survivor Corrie Ten Boom, 1974

Do You Imagine Bible Prophets As Old Men … Or Teenagers?

So I was reading the Bible tonight, and had a bit of a revelation. Check out this passage from Jeremiah 1: Now the word of the Lord came to me, … Continue reading Do You Imagine Bible Prophets As Old Men … Or Teenagers?

Father’s Day & Sad Memories of Child Abuse

As someone whose memories of child abuse, domestic violence, hurtful words, and emotional abuse overwhelm the happy memories of childhood, holidays are usually tinged with sadness and anger. I should … Continue reading Father’s Day & Sad Memories of Child Abuse