As a journalist, I make my living asking questions. Questions are important. Questions are vital to our lives because, as limited humans, we don’t know everything we need to know, and we don’t know most of the things we want to know. A lot of times in journalism and reporting, it’s about asking the right … Continue reading God Can Handle Your Questions
Perhaps the most common response people with anxiety and depression get from others when they bring it up is this: "Just move on. Deal with it and move on." There seems to be this expectation that, like most people, those dealing with mental disorders have some masterful ability to control their emotions. This is far … Continue reading Being ‘On Fire for God’ Isn’t Easy for Anxious and Depressed Christians Like Me.
Note: A poem about the faithfulness of God's Word for someone dealing with an anxiety disorder. I've had a rough weekend with my anxiety over the last couple days. When it's high, it's so hard to trust anything, even the Word of God. This poem is a reminder to you, but most importantly to me, … Continue reading Clinging to the Only Truth I Know Will Hold Me: A Poem
I'm a pretty fearful guy. I'm scared of a lot of things. Bugs, taking risks, going into the unknown. But nothing scares me more than death. I was reading the story of Lazarus in John 11 this morning and I began to ponder death, when it comes, how I'll feel, etc. There's a very real … Continue reading Wanna Know What Terrifies Me? Death.
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 It’s Very Possible I Will One Day Abandon Jesus.
I remember one night during my freshman year of college and I was confronted very closely with the sin in my life. It sucked. I was angry and frustrated. I went to the school's racquetball courts by myself and began to "practice." It was really just me pounding the ball as hard as I could … Continue reading That One Time I Cursed at God for Allowing Me to Sin
Note: This is one of my pet peeves about Christianity. It might seem a little nit-picky. But I think it does reveal a lot about the human heart, especially my own, so I must write about it. Some of the most disparaged characters in the New Testament are the disciples of Jesus. They are constantly mocked … Continue reading Let’s Ease Up on the Disciples, Huh? I Mean, You Are One Too.