Why the Brexit has me longing for alternativity

This post originally appeared at circleofhope.net/blog. I wasn’t sure how to sort through all of the news about Brexit over the weekend. It seems that people are afraid and longing for security. Put another way, I think they are longing for a Savior. And the European experiment hasn’t succeeded in offering them that kind of […]

Letting our actions speak for us

Judgmental, hypocritical, anti-gay. Millennials choose those three words to describe the church. In an era of people increasingly losing faith and a construction of personal realities (which is really just a submission to some other evangelical force), building the church can be hard. Especially with such a bad reputation. So often our words are hypocritical and […]

Ron Woodroof changed in all the right ways

So my infatuation with Matthew McConaughey continued as I observed him in an astonishing performance in Dallas Buyers Club. He and Jared Leto were so brilliant, I was so easily and readily drawn into Jean-Marc Vallée’s drama. They both won Academy Wards for their performances, and even though McConaughey’s Oscar speech was nonsense, he still […]

The reinvention of slavery and why our faith shouldn’t be bifurcated

Despite having the best movies in the world, the U.S. leads the world in these less-desirable categories too: The highest rate of illegal drug use. The highest rate of crimes (including the most reported car thefts, murders, and rapes) More cops than any other nation. The largest prison population in the world. It holds 25 […]