Resources on Christian Living

Awhile back, I was watching an interview with Pharrell. Known for his musical genius, he was in the news again with the launch of his album GIRL. I have not heard the album, so I can’t speak to its content. But his... Continue...

The  idea of following Jesus certainly involves more than just the way that you spend an hour of your time on Sunday mornings. For most Christians, it will involve working as a Christian in some sort of a secular enterprise. Doing... Continue...

Literature is one of the most effective—and enjoyable—ways to engage the culture. Reading great literary works allows us to “test all things” (1 Thess. 5:21). Even reading works reflecting mindsets that deviate from a biblical worldview can spur on spiritual growth,... Continue...

My dad is a quiet man, more comfortable working with his hands than delivering a speech or writing an essay. But this doesn’t mean Dad wasn’t a teacher. Dad’s life spoke to me in ways that I still think of... Continue...

High school graduation is a rite of passage unlike any other. You move from being treated like a child (legally) to being counted an adult, both in society and in any academic setting you might enter. Colleges aren’t even allowed... Continue...

I’m afraid of parking garages. When I walk across these dimly lit, empty lots with plenty of places for a lurker to hide I, almost instinctively, hold my keys in my fist ready to defend myself because I know that... Continue...

"I can’t stop eating. I haven’t been hungry in, like, 12 years,” jokes comedian Jim Gaffigan. “You ever see medication that says never eat on an empty stomach? Never a concern of mine.” Listening to Gaffigan’s hilarious routines about our... Continue...

NOTE: Today marks one year since Kermit Gosnell was convicted. I was typing the name “Kermit Gosnell” and my phone auto-corrected the name to “gospel.” I shuddered momentarily. After all, what could be more contradictory than the name of a... Continue...

Several of my friends have suffered miscarriages. They endure the anguish of feeling their bodies begin to change to make room for a growing baby only to lose the child. I, too, have experienced it—four times. At first we thought... Continue...

Mother’s Day is a particularly sensitive time in many congregations, and pastors and church leaders often don’t even know it. This is true even in congregations that don’t focus the entire service around the event as if it were a... Continue...