“Screens and Teens”: A Review

“Screens and Teens”: A Review

Lately I have seen a series of pictures pop up on my Facebook feed showing children playing outside in the mud alongside pictures of children looking at their phones, seemingly completely unaware of their surroundings. The caption under these pictures proclaims that...
Here’s What We Are Reading: All But Invisible

Here’s What We Are Reading: All But Invisible

For many years the intersection of gay identity and Christian identity in the United States was a virtual no-man’s land. In All But Invisible, author Nate Collins explores the cultural background of this claim and outlines a vision for Christian community in which...
Befriending Anxiety

Befriending Anxiety

For many of us, the idea of befriending our anxiety would be akin to befriending the quicksand that we feel ourselves sinking into. How can we ever learn to accept and appreciate something like anxiety when all it has ever done is make us feel miserable and out of...
Belonging: The Journey towards Healing Continues

Belonging: The Journey towards Healing Continues

I was recently in a prayer session with a friend of mine. We were praying about my sense of belonging. Because I was told so often as a kid and young adult in school that I didn’t belong and that I wasn’t wanted, I continue to struggle with this. Some wounds go back a...
Marriage & Singleness: The Same Shade of Green

Marriage & Singleness: The Same Shade of Green

Several years ago, I was fortunate to grab my piece of the American Dream. It was my dream to purchase a bit of real estate—and I do mean a bit. My desire was to move closer to work and downtown, which can be expensive. Living on a modest ministry salary, the only...
Optimum Flow

Optimum Flow

“The casually dressed man stood on the manicured eighteenth green of the PGA Senior Professional Championships at West Palm Beach. He stood fifty feet from the pin, determined to get to the hole in two strokes, tie for the lead, and force sudden death.  He walked...