Don’t Give Up: Even When You’re Depressed and Anxious Like Me

Note: This is the continuation of a series on the idea of not giving up in different scenarios. Previous posts include entries on work and relationships. The previous posts have not had a particular audience, it can be applied generally. But my heart is for the Church, for the body of Christ. So the next two... Continue Reading →

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Perfect Love Casts Out Fear. But The Church Hasn’t Been a Place Where That Happens.

A Reddit feed on Christianity had a post back in December 2012 that read like this: Hi there, I recently Felt i have lost touch with my christian faith. I prayed today that God would hear my cry and forgive me of my wrong and help me to live as christ would in this destructive world,... Continue Reading →

God Is Love. Jesus Is Hope.

1 John 4 is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. It's come over the last year or so, and it was huge timing. I had been struggling with a long time for believing God's love for me was true. It was that chapter which gave me several assurances of God's love: "In this the... Continue Reading →

Fear Is Easy, Love Is Hard

Fear will leave you hiding in the dark But love will bring a light into your heart So do not be afraid, do not be afraid I've got to imagine that Jesus experienced some fear in the garden of Gethsemane. I've got to imagine that, along with the sorrow, He experienced fear. But, if I'm... Continue Reading →

Agree to Disagree: When Christians Argue

I hate disagreements. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this. But it sucks. I feel like a phrase I've been uttering a lot recently is "agree to disagree." It's a good way to diffuse or end a tough argument. In Christianity though, this is super hard. Christians often disagree over things they very strongly... Continue Reading →

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