Feeling disillusioned after Trump? I have an idea for you.

I told the pastors this morning I was still sorting through my emotions after Trump’s victory last week. I range from being angry to sad to hopeful. It’s a complicated time for most Americans, it seems. In fact, it seems like less Americans voted this time than in recent elections, which some think is a […]

Why I might stop watching The Walking Dead

Our obsession with anti-heroes Despite my two kids, I managed to view the season premiere of what was one of my favorite shows: The Walking Dead. I won’t spoil anything for you, not out of principle, but just because the story isn’t really worth telling. It’s just too negative, too vengeful, and too full of violence. […]

The enslavement of not having a master

How our options trap us How do our material options and economic liberties complicate our spiritual life? The freedom in Christ lacks the kind of submission to Him that one may think causes our choices to be easier. Our American life of freedom and liberty is full of complicated decisions. In this context, our passion, our heart […]

Raising my fist with Malcolm Jenkins for the beloved

This post originally appeared at circleofhope.net/blog. Jenkins is right, we have to do something On Monday, during the National Anthem, Eagles veteran safety and team leader Malcolm Jenkins raised his fist to point out racial inequality and injustice. And I raise my fist with him. I’m not trying to sort through all of the politics here, […]

In a world full of trouble, Christians can get “whatevered” along with the rest

This was originally posted at circleofhope.net/blog. Love, law, Christian Mingle The basic Gospel of Jesus is all about connecting with God’s love, heart to heart. Anyone can participate. It’s a revolutionary and transformational love — I can tell you my own story (as Rachel was saying last week). But it is a love that can be […]