Tag: love

Do not lose heart

This morning, the sun rose. A shadow fell against the wall, and we leapt, only to find it was our own. A final leaf clung to the mortal life of a scarred and limping bough....

/ November 9, 2016

Better than words

Much braying about the moral health of the country has gone firing across the social corral in the last week. From all sides fly cries of victory and defeat, right and wrong, absolutes bellowed with...

/ June 30, 2015

Losing a friend

A very dear friend passed away about two weeks ago. He was one of the best people I know: a good friend, a loving husband and father, a sibling in Christ. He didn’t grow up...

/ November 19, 2014

Writing and listening after Ferguson

I tried to write about Ferguson. I tried five times. I sat down at my computer, reading and writing, reading and writing. Thinking of conversations I’d had, of classes I’d taken, of what my friends...

/ August 27, 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

Why I’m a Christian, despite Christians

Have you ever been at a party where your friend says something really stupid? What was that? you think. Please repeat. But you regret this thought, because, yes, he really did say something that insensitive or ignorant or...

/ February 6, 2014

“Listen First” — LGBT at a Christian college (and a high-five for my alma mater)

When most people think about Christian universities, they think of stingy, closed-off bubbles where the students are a homogenous mass, and homogenously crazy (the sort of crazy that the young and spiritual are often assumed to...

/ November 18, 2013

Millennials, wind turbine syndrome and true love

Millennials don’t buy nearly the number of movies, albums, magazines or books that previous generations did. We’re fine subscribing to Netflix, watching YouTube, going to Spotify and reading online. We don’t need to own things;...

/ September 27, 2013