The Good ISIS Member

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

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The King That Refused to be King

It’s an election year here in America and this means that there are political adds, political debates, political opinions, and political everything. I’m originally from Iowa and that is where the first caucus takes place, so I would get more than enough politics in a year. Continue reading The King That Refused to be King

George MacDonald Gets Me.

Hello all!

It’s been a crazy week of schooling and I have been pretty pressed for time. I still plan to finish my second post on theology (my central rule for thinking through any part of theology) really soon. However, I am going to need to change up the plan for this week and post something else…that I didn’t have to take the time to write. Continue reading George MacDonald Gets Me.

Theology With a Limp

Normally I’ve been attempting to post every Saturday, but because of my move back to Chicago for another school term, my readjusting to a new schedule, and the need to do homework before writing I’ve fallen behind. I will be doing my best to continue to post every Saturday from here on out…but no promises. Continue reading Theology With a Limp

Have We Gotten the Good News Wrong?

Most people who have identified as Christians for any amount of time have become familiar with the term “gospel.” Gospel means “good news.” I don’t think I am sharing anything groundbreaking so far. However, I want to spend the duration of this post addressing the gospel. What is this good news? What makes it so good? Continue reading Have We Gotten the Good News Wrong?

When Prayer Doesn’t Work

In last week’s post I talked a little bit about why I believe that prayer does indeed change more than just us (check it out here if you haven’t yet). However, sometimes our confidence in prayer wavers when our prayers just don’t seem to be answered. Continue reading When Prayer Doesn’t Work

Prayer Matters

Prayer is a confusing thing. Most people I talk with struggle to believe that prayer really changes anything. I mean, if God is all good and all powerful, won’t He simply just do what is best? Won’t He just do His thing no matter what or how I pray? I think this is a great question to be asked, and I have a few thoughts in response. Continue reading Prayer Matters