Month: January 2018

Be Pro-All-Life

Today is the March for Life. As Christians, we are called to be life-giving. Imitators of the Father, who breathed life into creation. Disciples of Christ, who grants new life through his death and resurrection....

/ January 19, 2018

Why We Should Return to the Catechism

Catechism is a mostly forgotten word. Many Protestants know it only in a Catholic context–and therefore approach it skeptically. The idea of turning to a catechism for learning the faith is confusing to some and...

/ January 18, 2018

Writing Tracker – Week 2 (Jan. 7 – Jan. 13)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. At the start of last week, I struggled to get fired up in my writing. Fiction always comes easiest to me, so I jumped into a story I’ve been...

/ January 17, 2018

For My Young Immigrant Friends

Saying Things That Shouldn’t Need to Be Said I can’t believe I’m writing this in 2018, but none of my immigrant friends have ever threatened me—either my physical safety or my personal beliefs. They’ve not...

/ January 16, 2018

To Grapple with Refugeeism, Mourn Better

If we are truly going to face the matter of refugeeism in light of the Kingdom, it is important at the outset to understand the gravity of global displacement. And to mourn. I submit that...

/ January 15, 2018

Think Investments Over Goals

Last year, I had the idea to write a pair of ebooks. The ebooks were intended to supplement the blog, drive traffic to it, and expand my writing platform. It was a good goal. The...

/ January 12, 2018

Writing Tracker (Dec. 31 – Jan. 6)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. At the start of 2018, I set a few concrete writing goals. As part of fulfilling those goals, I hope to publish my writing stats each week to 1)...

/ January 10, 2018

Understanding the Protests in Iran: A Brief Reading List

For many Americans, Iran is part of the modern “axis of evil.” It’s a country that, along with North Korea, is dubbed a bastion of terror and corruption. We hear about Iran daily in the...

/ January 9, 2018

It Was Time to Act Yesterday

How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? – Psalm 137:4 During the predawn hours of September 2, 2015, the body of a young boy washed ashore on a...

/ January 8, 2018

It’s Never Too Late for Your Resolution

There’s something about the clock striking midnight on the last day of the year. There’s a certain magic with the drop of a glittering ball in Times Square, as though the whole sum of your...

/ January 5, 2018