Playing with Our Food: A Sharp Look at the Church

[Disclaimer: This post is provocative and likely controversial.] As a child, my dad lied to me. At each meal, I would find a myriad of less-than-desirable foods on my plate. Under my dad’s tutelage, I’d be encouraged to ingest pears, cantaloupe, and beets alike with the promise that they were “nature’s candy.” My mind would […]

Mourning is a Gift

I want to suggest that God wants us to mourn. This may seem like a provocative statement to make—especially in the landscape of the Church’s subtle insistence that the merit of following Jesus is based on his faithfulness to take one’s problems away. After all, isn’t the culminating vision of the Kingdom one in which […]

Apostolic Artistry

I couldn’t make up my mind. In the proverbial pursuit of “trying to find myself” I quite literally spent thousands of dollars in tuition and books bouncing from major to major while in college. One semester I was pursuing a degree in education and the next jazz guitar. I would flip flop from studying Bible […]