Some people think of the church as a place we go to worship. To others, the Church is a religious authority who instructs us on how to live by God's laws. Yet, neither of these definitions accurately describe what makes Christ's church truly different. The Old Ways and the New Way In the Old Testament,... Continue Reading →
When Will God Bring Justice?
Every day it seems like the news bombards us with a new example of evil in the world. Our hearts break as we are told about another mass shooting, hear the horrors of war, or see another example of corruption run rampant. When our eyes are on the storm it is enough to drive us... 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: Perfection vs. Peace
Who doesn't love perfection? I think we all dream of having the perfect job, the perfect spouse, the perfect home, perfect children, or a perfect life. Our pursuit of perfection motivates us to better ourselves. Which sounds like a good thing, but perfection has a dark side. As a recovering perfectionist, it's not all it... Continue Reading →
The Things We Love: Opinion vs. Truth
Our beliefs are something that we all hold dear, and our opinions stem from these beliefs. They are an extension of ourselves and our identity. That is why an attack on our opinion feels so personal and evokes such strong emotional responses. Because our opinions stem from our personal belief systems, they are subjective. People... Continue Reading →