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Why It’s Important to Love People Up Close

Why It’s Important to Love People Up Close

It can be life-changing to show love to others through our touch and physical presence. The Tendency to Avoid Physical Contact We have a tendency in our society today to avoid physical contact with anyone or anything we consider "unclean." I see this avoidance of...
Is it Okay to Have Doubts About God?

Is it Okay to Have Doubts About God?

When I was a kid, I loved this card game called ‘I Doubt It.’ Basically, you dealt out the cards, and then you went around in a circle. The first person placed a certain number of cards face down and said “Two 2’s!” The next person did the same thing and said “One 3!”...
Was Jesus a Minimalist?

Was Jesus a Minimalist?

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on Minimalism. (If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.) I’ve been getting into a new podcast called The Minimalists. Their basic message is that we have a problem—we have too much stuff. We think having more stuff will...
Who Is Outside Your Group?

Who Is Outside Your Group?

As human beings, we have an uncanny tendency to mark out who is inside our group, and who is outside our group. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt describes human beings as “group-ish.” In ancient times, it was important for survival to have a close group of...
Help Me Overcome My Unbelief

Help Me Overcome My Unbelief

Belief is something I struggle with, and it shows up on a few different levels. For example, I struggle to believe in God. I’m a Christian, and faith is an important part of my life. But some mornings I wake up and wonder if the whole thing is bullshit. It’s tough to...
Healing is a Process

Healing is a Process

The other day, I was attending counseling, and I felt frustrated that I wasn’t better yet. I was talking about a problem I was having, and it seemed like I had been struggling with similar issues forever. I was probably being a bit dramatic, but I was sick and tired...
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