Reading Time: 5 minutes This post features a timeline that assesses how giving looked and progressed in the New Testament church. I hope you found it as helpful as I did.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Kings and nations share one thing in common: they rise to power, and then they die. In this post I examine the 7 stages of all great nations, the deadliness of decadence and the self-loathing it leads to, as well as what Christians need to do.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Far from being contemptuous of ethics, the perpetrators acted in strict conformity with an ethic which held that, however difficult and unpleasant the task might have been, mass extermination of the Jews and Gypsies was entirely justified.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Many of the following ideas are sourced from “How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide” as well as the Bible.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If marriage is just based on happiness (s/he makes me happy/money is good/what a hottie), it’s easily threatened.
Reading Time: 3 minutes On atheism, there are not actually various possible futures. That is to say, there is actually only one future that is ever possible. And there is little difference between you and a rock.
Reading Time: 2 minutes People will always find ways to extract money from others by telling them what they’d like to hear. For many, the “health, wealth, and happiness” message is very appealing.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Imagine being married and not really knowing your spouse at all—in fact, imagine if the only thing you knew about your spouse was what others told you about them. Would that be healthy?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Three different thoughts on the Trinity and God, from three different angles.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The sweet, addicting dopamine drip of performative moralizing is a hard habit to kick, and one that I need to work on. Here’s why.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Although “bringing people to Christ” sounds great, it is much better and more challenging to bring Christ (in us) to people.
Reading Time: < 1 minute You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.
Reading Time: 2 minutes “I just want to be loved and valued. I want to be number one in his life. Unconditional love…that’s what I want.” We understand this. She needs his love. She needs love when she’s firing on all cylinders, and she needs it even more when she’s worn down—the kids are going full-barbarian, the water heater’s out, and the stir-fry dinner just got complicated by a lack of rice. “I need…
Reading Time: 2 minutes Give me enough of what I want so that I’ll be happy!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes I don’t realize how serious my sins are, and there’s probably a reason for that.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Some advice I was given on picking a mate.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Truth dies in darkness; hope dies in silence.
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of my friends told me how she was concerned that I wasn’t vulnerable. We listened to Brene Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability” together so that I could understand her better.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Communication is the lifeblood of relationships. Do you know what a “phatic” communication is?
Reading Time: < 1 minute I feel so awkward trying to comfort people and I just don’t seem to know the right things to say.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are little kids born sinful?
Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s always BNSF.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Grab your leash! We’ve some training to do.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fatherlessness is the single best predictor of violence in young men. Masculinity can become “toxic” in the absence of the wise Patriarch—but it’s just an aggressive form of sin.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The answer to the pop quiz is “depression,” you lunatics! That was basically a free 100, so if you failed, you should probably be bearsprayed.