Christian Culture, Cultural Observations

We Need to Rethink How We Talk about LGBTQ

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

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Personal Reflection

I’ve Looked Down That Road Too

So I work as a reporter at The Sanford Herald in Sanford, N.C., and my world was shaken yesterday. We were told there was a police-involved shooting in downtown Sanford, a few hundred yards from our office. We were waiting for more information from police. Then the news came in. I'll copy our report below:… Continue reading I’ve Looked Down That Road Too

Personal Reflection

Don’t Wipe Your Eyes. Tears Remind You You’re Alive.

Yesterday, I wrote about the idea that we hurt ourselves by our actions, our sinful behaviors that bring us down and distract us from our relationship with Jesus. Today, I want to cover a different kind of self-hurt. Self-harm. I've found myself more and more writing and talking about things that we don't talk about… Continue reading Don’t Wipe Your Eyes. Tears Remind You You’re Alive.