Two sides to SCOTUS’s Hobby Lobby decision

Oh what a wonderland Facebook becomes in the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision! There have been a lot of angry reactions (and a few elated ones) to the Court’s 5-4 decision overruling the government...

/ July 1, 2014

30-Minute Church, and I’ll Have Fries with That

Church, the abridged version, isn’t a new idea. Churches have tried all kinds of adaptations to get bodies in the pews. Perhaps most famously, Mike Huckabee’s church tried a 30-minute service in 2008, “designed with...

/ June 16, 2014

Three ways you know your dad is great

1. He wants you to be your own person I feel bad that my dad doesn’t have anyone to go hunting with him anymore. He grew up going with his own father, but neither my siblings...

/ June 13, 2014

Mapping ISIL’s moves in Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) now controls a full third of Iraq, and is at Baghdad’s doorstep. The terrorist group — now a small army — captured Ramadi and Fallujah to the...

/ June 12, 2014

The going rate for your education

While so many Americans are spoiled for education – apathetic kids barely willing to crack open a textbook – Nigerian children are being murdered for it. In Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head...

/ June 10, 2014

Piercing the Soul of America

Something is berserk in the Empire. Yet another guy has gone off the rails, run amok in a shooting storm that so far has left one dead and three injured, this time at Seattle Pacific...

/ June 6, 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