Do you believe in God? This was the question addressed in a Pew Research study about religious beliefs in America. The results were both surprising and confusing. The survey showed that 90% of Americans believe in God or a higher power. I was shocked to learn that because the United States has become increasingly secular.... Continue Reading →
Why Is It So Hard to Say “No”?
There don't seem to be enough hours in a day. There simply isn't time to do all of the things we need to do, ought to do, or want to do. Further, Christians are also called to act in humble service of others in need. Even more, we are to give of ourselves with eager... Continue Reading →
Learn From the Past: Paganism/Pantheism
Since the earliest civilization, humanity has searched for meaning and to find something greater than ourselves. We are each created with a God sized hole that we have attempted to fill in a variety of ways. This is demonstrated by the range of religious beliefs that have emerged across history. As I began working on... Continue Reading →
Why Is the Bible So Difficult to Understand?
Until a few years ago I'd never read the Bible start to finish. I had always wanted to, but it was so hard to understand! The Old Testament in particular is filled with fantastical and sometimes scandalous stories. What was I supposed to be getting from that? When you grow up in church you are... Continue Reading →
The Things We Love: Knowledge vs. Wisdom
This particular topic has always been difficult for me. Being a person who thrives on knowledge, I love to dig into and analyze any topic that interests me. But this thirst for knowledge has its setbacks. For one, it can lead to an obsession with having the answers. I believe that the answers are there... Continue Reading →