philosophy 101: post-modernism, pragmatism, and 1 peter

This is a continuation of a series on Christian Apologetics. For more posts like this, click here, here, and here. “And who will harm you if you are deeply committed to what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, butContinue reading “philosophy 101: post-modernism, pragmatism, and 1 peter”

what does your opinion about ketchup mean? (more reflections on human consciousness)

This is a continuation of a series on Christian Apologetics. For more posts like this, click here and here. My main takeaway from this week’s study is this: the very fact that we have an inclination to do apologetics, to know what we believe and want to defend it, is evidence that we are aContinue reading “what does your opinion about ketchup mean? (more reflections on human consciousness)”

does Darwin still hold up? reflections from Strobel’s “The Case for a Creator”

This is a continuation of a series on Christian Apologetics. For more posts like this, click here. The Enlightenment brought many challengers to Christianity, not the least being the ideas of the father of evolution, Charles Darwin.

“What is Truth?” (when Christian Apologetics get personal)

Because we live in such relative times where the very idea of “truth” is challenged on a daily basis, I feel like it might be fitting here on the blog to delve into the topic of defense of the Christian faith. I’m currently taking an apologetics class, and therefore reading a whole boat load ofContinue reading ““What is Truth?” (when Christian Apologetics get personal)”

on being lead into truth

I grew up in a home that genuinely modeled the truth of God to me. Every morning, as we ate our cheerios, we read the scriptures together. We talked about God as if he were real, living in our home just down the hall. I came into self-awareness and my own need for redemption atContinue reading “on being lead into truth”

three things: podcast episodes on being a woman

Yesterday, I found myself on my Mom’s patio, chatting with three of my sisters (missing one! xo) while all of our children played in the back yard. One of my sisters held her wee little newborn, another held her chunky seven month old, and the third held her 38 week belly. Standing in the afternoonContinue reading “three things: podcast episodes on being a woman”

how building a house is changing me

We are building a house. Well, to be accurate, we are working with a good friend who is also a contractor and we are collaboratively building our future home. This is the house in which we hope to see our boys grow into men; this is the one in which we hope to put downContinue reading “how building a house is changing me”

theology is for everyone

When you hear the word T H E O L O G Y …what comes to mind? Expensive, ivy-covered universities? Grandfatherly men in tweed? Or is it more along the lines of a dusty handbook of denominational guidelines? Maybe it’s something that your pastor should be concerned about, but all of us (the normal onesContinue reading “theology is for everyone”

when questions turn to doubt

If you’ve been a Christian for more than five minutes, I would wager that (at least once) you’ve felt a certain back-of-the-brain creeping fear come over you. Quietly, unassumingly, a question emerges to the center stage of your heart: Am I doing what God wants me to do?

Good Friday

This was after he rode into Jerusalem, the city named for shalom~ so much more than peace, but completeness, wholeness, everything-made-right-ness~ on the back of a young donkey. This was after the women and men and children stood waiting for their Savior, eyes turned upward and palm leaves laid down in expectation. This was afterContinue reading “Good Friday”