I debated for a long time on whether or not to write about the tragedy that has taken place in Orlando. As it always is with such events, the internet erupts with opinions and agendas from all over. I have gone back and forth on whether or not I should add to what can feel like complete chaos. Yet, my soul is grieved as I survey the bullet-riddled and hate-filled landscape that is the country I live in.
This past week I spent time crafting and delivering a sermon at the church I am working with this summer. As you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of time and energy. This means I didn’t have the time to write a new post, but I figured I would put the audio here on the blog to hold you over until I get the chance to put out my next post. Until then, I hope you have a blessed week!
Click here to listen to the sermon.
It has been far too long since I have posted something here, and for that I apologize. I have just recently finished up all of my assignments for my junior year of Bible college and just moved back home from Chicago for the summer. It was a crazy year full of ups and downs, and I have spent the last few days reflecting on my experience. Continue reading 5 Lessons Learned This Year
Community is something we all want. Really, I think it is something we need. I believe that God has created us to desire community with one another. We desperately need to be fully known and fully loved by others. However, community isn’t always easy. Continue reading The Cure for Community
While working on my next post I revisited a prayer by Francis of Assisi. I honestly have not read a lot of prayers by historical church figures, however, this prayer is something very precious to me and it absolutely resonates with my soul. It is my prayer today, and I am hoping that it can be yours as well. May we all be an instrument of his peace. Continue reading St. Francis’ Prayer
Our culture can at times be obsessed with heaven. Just look at the number of best selling books that are written about people describing their experiences of heaven after a near-death-experience and you’ll see how many people want to know what might await them on the other side. Continue reading Eat and Drink, For Tomorrow We Die
If you are at all familiar with what I’ve written on this blog, or if you are familiar with my take on the Christian life, then you will know that I think it is a pretty big deal that we (Christians) should be peacemakers. We should be a people who are committed to bringing God’s kingdom to earth as it is in heaven, and that kingdom is a kingdom of peace. Now I think (that Jesus thinks) a big part of this is loving all people, and that “all people” even includes our enemies. When I talk about this I will often get two objections: Continue reading The Good ISIS Member