Culture

5 Reasons Why the Covid-19 Crisis Is the Church’s Time to Shine

Shakespeare told us to beware the ides of March. The Bard was no prophet, but this March brought us an international pandemic accompanied by an economic tsunami like none we’ve ever seen. In an effort to save those valuable, vulnerable souls who are at risk and to preserve our health care system, we’ve initiated a […]

Is God Still Speaking to Us in Dreams, Even Today?

I was issued a set of army fatigues to fit my burgeoning belly. At seven months pregnant, I was being transferred to a battle station. All the soldiers on the transports were lying flat on their backs. How curious. When I woke, my spirit was on alert. I asked my women’s Bible study for extra […]

8 Ways God Wants To Bless Us in the Coronavirus Crisis

Do you ever wonder why Scripture tells us to count it all joy when we face various trials and tribulations in life? (James 1:2-4) Joy is an odd response to hardship and suffering. And yet our faith promises us that God is committed to doing good when the enemy intends harm. (Genesis 50:20) God is […]

Is It Possible To Be a Christian and a Modern Feminist?

The word lays like a time bomb, ticking away. It could explode at any moment.  It is divisive and polarizing.  It has both political origins and religious connotations, making it a double-jeopardy topic to steer clear of at social gatherings.  To some, it is a label that advances righteous causes and promises to liberate. To […]

As a Christian, How Involved Should I Be in Politics?

There were eight of us gathered around the table for a catered dinner at the house of my husband’s boss. The small talk was pleasant and expected. Nothing riveting or even interesting, really.  Then out of nowhere, someone mentioned the wall. Not the dining room wall or the wall in the hallway—the wall along the […]

6 Tips To Master Your Media Consumption This Year

There were three channels, four if you counted public television. And at some point during the night, the screen resembled snow. We couldn’t watch a movie that wasn’t in a theater. We couldn’t listen to our favorite song if we didn’t own it on vinyl or cassette. There were no tablets, at least not the […]

Should Christians Be Concerned about the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

It’s been more than a decade since the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, which caused a huge uproar in 2004. But Super Bowl LIV’s halftime show, featuring performances by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, lit up Facebook and Twitter feeds like the Fourth of July. Backlash swelled across cyber space like a […]

Job Performance

Hit the play bar above to hear this blogcast. What this mother learned about work from a famous father and a legendary Son. He was a very famous father, only he wasn’t known for being a dad. He changed the world with his inventions, his ingenuity, his ambition, and his genius. Tragically, his life was […]

Should God Have a Say in the Size of Your Family?

“We haven’t decided if we want to have more kids,” she said. It wasn’t an odd statement. Not at all. It was the kind of statement I had made for the first twenty years of our marriage. Actually, that’s not true. For the first ten years of our marriage, I said:  “I don’t want to have […]

What I Wish People With Mental Illness Knew

She understood me. She was the first person who did. The ruminating thoughts, the downward spiral, the world of horrors that was always a mutant breath away—she understood it all.