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Fear & Evolving Faith

Fear & Evolving Faith

Oct 25, 2014

Throughout my entire faith journey with all of its up’s and down’s I have tried to remain rooted in a community of faith. I believe that humans, created in the image of the Triune God who is, fundamentally and eternally, a relationship, have an intrinsic need for community. It is our deepest longing- to be united with God and with one another. And it is when we...

Jesus Isn’t Going to Take Away My Zoloft

Jesus Isn’t Going to Take Away My Zoloft

Aug 12, 2014

I have been taking Zoloft (anti-depressant) for four years. I began taking it during my freshman year in college because I had been suffering from severe panic attacks for about five years and they were beginning to severely interfere with my ability to function in school. Before I became a Christian at the age of twelve, I suffered from severe anxiety,...

Rethinking “Rethinking Sex” …

Rethinking “Rethinking Sex” …

Jul 22, 2014

Recently I wrote a post called “Rethinking Sex”, which was a response to another blog post that appeared on my friend Andy Gill’s blog. I was compelled to write a post about Christian sexual ethics largely because over the past two years I have lived in an evangelical Christian bubble know as Bible college. During my time in college, I have seen just how...

Rethinking Sex

Rethinking Sex

Jul 11, 2014

One of the biggest challenges of being a Christian young adult is trying to understand what to do with your sexuality and sexdrive. In the conservative Christian world it is unanimously accepted that any kind of sexual activity outside of marriage is sinful and should be refrained from at all costs. This means no masturbation, no intercourse, and for many, no...

John MacArthur, Bad Theology, and LGBTQ Suicides

John MacArthur, Bad Theology, and LGBTQ Suicides

Jun 11, 2014

Yesterday, my friend Benjamin Corey posted a video on his blog featuring the well-known fundamentalist mega-pastor Dr. John MacArthur answering a question he received concerning how to respond if your son comes out as gay. When I clicked on the video, I expected to hear something along the lines of “call them to repentance”, “extend the grace of God to them”,...

Run to God, Not the Bible

Run to God, Not the Bible

Jun 2, 2014

For Evangelicals, if you want to know what God has to say on any given topic or in any situation, you turn to the Bible. The Bible is the centerpiece of Protestant spiritual life- it is not only our highest authority, but for many, it is our only sacrament, the only place that Jesus Christ is revealed and communicates his grace to us. The Bible, in short, is...

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

Mar 25, 2014

It was just yesterday that the president of the Christian social justice organization World Vision announced that it would begin hiring LGBTQ Christians, both married and unmarried, to work at its organization. The reasoning behind the decision was explained to be one that was “symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity.” In a letter to his...

Prayer: It’s How You Live

Prayer: It’s How You Live

Mar 19, 2014

I’ve been reflecting on prayer. Mainly because over the past year, the way my prayer life has looked has changed significantly. I used to be someone who prayed according to the traditional understanding — speaking to God on behalf of myself and others for his praise and glory — all of the time. Literally, I would walk around praying. I’d...

From Good News to FOX News: Franklin Graham, Puppet Master

From Good News to FOX News: Franklin Graham, Puppet Master

Nov 11, 2013

We all can recall the scene: Shepherds in a field watching over their flocks of sheep at night. Suddenly, a trumpet sounds and an army of angels appear in the sky above them and proclaim “Good News of great joy for all people!” (Luke 2:10) Ever since that glorious evening, men and women around the world have been proclaiming the extraordinary message that God...

John MacArthur, “Strange Fire,” and the Death of Right-Winged Evangelicalism

John MacArthur, “Strange Fire,” and the Death of Right-Winged Evangelicalism

Oct 19, 2013

If you’re an Evangelical and you’ve been connected to the internet for the past few days you have no doubt heard about the “Strange Fire” conference hosted by Grace to You, the ministry of Dr. John MacArthur. The conference is largely a critique of the Charismatic/Pentecostal movements that have steadily been growing in influence in world wide Christianity....