New Post at Think Christian: “4:44–Hearing Jay-Z’s Confession”

I’ve done a pretty bad job of keeping you all up to speed on the stuff I’ve been writing on other platforms. So, I wanted to let you know you can check out my latest at Think Christian, a platform I’ve started working with. Today’s piece looks at Jay-Z’s latest album 4:44. You can read it here:

A lot of time has passed since Jay-Z was a young hustler in Brooklyn’s Marcy public housing complex. Clearly fatherhood, marriage, and success have all shifted the way he now sees his past life. 4:44 invites us to take a painful look in the rear-view mirror. (Keep reading…)

Here are some other recent articles you can check out:

At Desiring God–“God Will Bring You Through: Finding Strength for the Storms You Face”

How do we weather seasons in life when friends are far away, fair havens have faded from the horizon, we are storm-tossed at sea, and everything we need has been stripped away? (Keep reading…)

At Think Christian–“The Sneaky Simulation of Imagine Dragon’s ‘Evolve'”

Sitting around empty bowls of soup, my brother was recounting some of his experiences working at a theme park a few summers ago. He was bemoaning the lack of roller coasters at the park: “It seemed like every new ride was a simulator. I mean, I get it. They take up less space; they’re cheaper. But it’s no match for the real thing.” In 2017, simulated reality surrounds us. Imagine Dragon’s Evolve encapsulates this moment in popular culture perfectly. (Keep reading…)

At the Immanuel Network–“I’m Wasting My Life in a Small Town Church”

I’m coming up on five years at our little church in smalltown, SC. Industry standards among “professional” pastors would say I should be pulling a LeBron right about now and take my talents elsewhere. I’ve achieved the necessary experience to climb the ladder to a bigger ministry. But I won’t. Instead, I’m wasting vital years in a congregation that is 45 minutes from the nearest urban center. (Keep reading…)

At Southern Equip–“4 Reasons College Ministry Is a Sacrifice Worth Making”

Can a small church really have an impact on a college campus? Even if it has a tiny staff, lacks modern facilities, and has no coffee bar? The answer is unequivocally yes. (Keep reading…)

Published by Chad C. Ashby

Instructor of Literature, Math, and Theology at Greenville Classical Academy Greenville, SC