This week, my latest article “A Joyful Cog in His Giant Plan” came out at Desiring God. Here’s the intro: We are our own paparazzi. We’re constantly snapping pictures — posting what we made for lunch and chronicling our lives one selfie at a time. In a world where everyone else’s life is “the best ever!”… More Joyful Cog at Desiring God
The other day, our family was out for an evening stroll along our usual route. We went down the sidewalk from our home, past a few shops, across a street and over to Newberry College. On our return, we walked past the large cemetery that lines College Street, and there were a couple of men… More I Won’t Punt on My Kids’ Tough Questions
If you own Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens, then you know that when you bought the album, you got a whole lot more than just music. You received a box full of Christmas cheer, complete with a comic book, stickers, and a bizarre festive fold-out poster of Sufjan sitting in with someone else’s family.… More “Joy to the World” Guitar Tabs (Sufjan Stevens)
Think about the last time you were really struggling. Like really–as in you had a hard time rolling out of bed and facing the day. What truth do you cling to in those moments? When life is filled with defeat, and your spiritual walk feels like a slog, and you are facing opposition from all… More Predestination Is a Doctrine for Your Daily Struggle
There is a temptation common to all Christians. It is a strong urge we must fight and conquer. It has nothing to do with sexual temptation, drugs, or overeating at a Golden Corral. I’m talking about the urge to say, “I’ll be praying for you.” These are the most well-intentioned words we can utter as Christians.… More Resist the Urge
On Sunday, Dr. Michael Coulter shared an article about higher ed institutions changing their names. He posted the playful remark: “For GCC alums: Other colleges have changed names. What if GCC renamed itself? [my preferred name: Ketler College] The ‘city’ in GCC makes some think we are a community college.” What ensued was a lively… More Grove City College: What’s in a Name?