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Use Love as the Lens

Use Love as the Lens

I listened to a sermon recently by Paul Rasmussen that made a big impact on me, and I’d like to share a little bit about what he said. Grace and Truth His sermon was focused on the tension many Christians feel between grace and truth. You might have experienced this...
Sex, Maddi Runkles, and Throwing the First Stone

Sex, Maddi Runkles, and Throwing the First Stone

Maddi Runkles is an 18-year-old senior at Heritage Academy, which is a private Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland. In January, she found out she was pregnant. The school requires all students to sign a pledge saying that they will adhere to a religious code of...
Getting Outside of My Perspective

Getting Outside of My Perspective

I was sitting on the train the other day trying to get some work done. A man behind me was listening to music on his phone. It was loud, and he wasn’t wearing headphones. I sat with my anger for a bit, took a few deep breaths to calm down, and started to think about...
Share Your Full Truth (Even When It’s Tough)

Share Your Full Truth (Even When It’s Tough)

I remember talking with a friend who was struggling in his marriage. The problems had been going on a long time, and he was starting to feel hopeless about his situation. “Have you talked to her about it?” I asked. “Sort of,” he replied. They had talked about their...
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...
Integrating Truth and Grace

Integrating Truth and Grace

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about Christianity and gay marriage. I held a more liberal position, and my friend held a more conservative position. He was wrestling with the issue, and was interested in reading more and trying to understand the...
Find the Dialectic and Stick With It

Find the Dialectic and Stick With It

Life is complicated, isn’t it? We want to do one thing, but we find ourselves doing another. A certain argument about life or God makes sense to us for a time, but then there is a contradictory argument that seems to have merit as well. We want life to be black and...
Brian Williams and Having a Truth Policy

Brian Williams and Having a Truth Policy

NBC news anchor Brian Williams has recently come under fire for lying about his experiences in Iraq. He said he was in a helicopter that got shot down. The truth was that he was in a different helicopter. In an industry that depends on an unflinching commitment to...
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