Month: May 2014

Why we shouldn’t hashtag BrazilProblems during the World Cup

I barely remember who won gold in hockey at the Sochi Olympics and I’ve pretty much forgotten all the other results. The thing I actually remember about the winter Games? #SochiProblems. Live wires in the...

/ May 30, 2014

Sex, Dating, and Icelandic Sheep

Here you go, world. Thoughts on dating as Christians. First I look at why dating is so tough for so many Christians. Second is what’s wrong with the current “Christian” approach to dating. Third, I get...

/ May 27, 2014

A Response to “Why I Miss Being a Born-Again Christian”

I read a fascinating piece on Buzzfeed called “Why I Miss Being a Born-Again Christian.” Jessica Misener writes about her zealous dive into the faith as a teenager, her six years in a community of...

/ May 23, 2014

“I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.”

A young Sudanese woman named Mariam Yahya Irbahim Ishag has been sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for marrying a Christian man. Mariam was born to a Muslim father, and even though her...

/ May 16, 2014

The importance of a journalist’s death in forgotten Africa

Camille Lepage was only 26 when she died this week in the Central African Republic, and yet she’d done more good for suffering people than the most of the rest of us will do in...

/ May 15, 2014

Are we praying bad prayers?

Prayer might be the most fundamental act of the Christian life. It is faith. It is communion. It helps us do the other baseline Christian acts – repentance, good works, forgiveness, love. What an amazing...

/ May 5, 2014

The Fault in Our Yarns

This post was originally published at The Post Calvin, a blog I contribute to by great alumni writers from Calvin College. _________________________________________________________________ I am beyond children’s literature. I am above the YA genre. Not in a...

/ May 1, 2014