We journalists like studies. They help us put stories and topics in context. So a study released in 2018 exploring the association between importance of religion and suicide ideation is obviously going to interest me. If you’ve followed my writing for any length of time, or you’re a friend of mine, you know that religion… Continue reading We Need to Rethink How We Talk about LGBTQ
As I perused Facebook and Twitter today, I got sick. I think I ate too much beef. My feeds today were filled with all sorts of arguments, squabbles, disagreements, outrage and, as the kids say these days, “beef.” Franklin Graham and Lady Gaga. Cardi B — I’m still not entirely sure who that is —… Continue reading Social Media Drives Me Bonkers. But I’m Sticking with It. And I Think You Should Too.
I watched the first 40 minutes or so of the GOP debate last night and wasn't surprised by anything. By the time you get to the fifth of these things, there's not much new to be had. But as I pondered the debate this morning, I was struck by the fact that I wasn't surprised.… Continue reading The World Is Crying Out for Authenticity. Let’s Give It to Them.
In high school, I made a few short films. I got on a filmmaking kick after working on a few projects for my freshman year English class, and it carried on until even after I graduated from high school. My longest film, called Ransom My Soul, was completed during the summer before I went to college.… Continue reading Sometimes I Feel Like I’m Not Doing Enough for God. Good Thing I Don’t Ever Have To.
Sometimes my weaknesses make me question the goodness of God.“Why would God let me sin? Why can I sin? Why do I even have the ability to sin? Why can’t I just be perfect? Why do I struggle with x, y and z?”These are questions that, honestly, run through my head sometimes and make me… Continue reading Our Weaknesses Are Beautiful Road Signs
I'm a real stickler for not trying something new. I know that's not always a good thing. I had a conversation with a friend the other night and I was explaining it to her this way: if something works the way I've always known it, then why try something new when that could go wrong?… Continue reading The One Time Trying Something Different Is a Horrible Idea
In the film God's Not Dead, a young man named Will stands up for the existence of God in his philosophy class, giving three 20-minute presentations explaining evidence for the presence of the Creator. He faces some fear, but he's unwavering in his commitment to preach the truth. Watch the trailer here if you haven't seen it.… Continue reading Boldness in God to Declare the Gospel