Don’t Think Too Much About Pink Elephants. Think About the Right Things.

The best part of any good heist/prison break-out/escape movie is the planning stage. In the planning stage, you get to see how the crooks plan to execute the heist/escape and get away with it. That last part is huge. They don't just plan the actual job/escape, they plan how they're going to deal with the ramifications of... Continue Reading →


It’s Very Possible I Will One Day Abandon Jesus.

I was in praise team practice at my church last night and we were practicing the song "Come Thou Fount," a wonderful hymn that's been pretty popular in recent years through modern interpretations. As it always seems to, one particular part of the song struck me: Oh, to grace how great a debtor Daily I'm... Continue Reading →

The Christian Culture of Condescending Criticism

Perhaps the most public not-so-subtle criticism of a pastor from someone within the Christian sphere came in February 2011, when evangelical stalwart John Piper tweeted, "Farewell, Rob Bell," with a link to Justin Taylor's quick reflection on a promotional video for Bell's then-forthcoming book Love Wins. At the time, I thought that was the holiest of burns.... Continue Reading →

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