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For Those Hurt By Rachel Hollis

Culture, Self Esteem Gospel

Rachel Hollis found herself embroiled in another controversy online recently. Many are once again voicing their hurt as a result of her actions and/or her teaching. I’ve heard testimonies that sound more like they’re from people leaving an abusive relationship instead of a favorite speaker or for some, employer. And I don’t speak about abusive […]

The New Moral Law of Health Mandates

Culture

Our culture’s standards for “goodness” have been ever-changing this year. First, you were “good” if you never left your house. Then you were “good” if you stayed far away from people. Then, if you followed the arrows at the grocery store. Now, if you wear a mask whenever you’re told, think contract tracing is fine, […]

Political Boundaries 101

Culture

I’ve had a number of negative interactions with people surrounding politics this year. I’m sure many people have. Every one of these interactions had one thing in common: unhealthy political boundaries. The majority of the political interactions we see among people today are unhealthy. We wonder why there is so much division, and yet we […]

Why Rachel Hollis’ Divorce Disappoints So Many

Culture

Let me be clear: It’s not my business to be personally disappointed by Rachel Hollis’s divorce. It’s not my place to know the details of “why.” I’m not going to cast condemnation for their personal choices that I know nothing about. And yet, Rachel Hollis’s divorce comes as a disappointment to so many.  Not because […]

This Memorial Day, Remember Those Who Died So You Can Disagree

Culture

Yesterday in his sermon my pastor said, “Freedom isn’t freedom if you’re not willing to sometimes lay it down.”  Freedom is also not freedom if you’re forced to give it up. Countless Americans have died to ensure that you have the freedom to oppose the government. The freedom to disagree with leadership. The freedom to […]

Christians, Keep Asking Questions

Culture

It was recently revealed that Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe vs. Wade, was paid by pro-life lobbyists to later speak out against abortion. At the same time, multiple Christian publications have released articles implying that Christians who question leaders, government, and people in authority “hurts our witness” and is something that should be repented […]

The Risks of A Homeschool Ban: A Response to a Harvard Magazine Writer’s Call for A “Presumptive Homeschool Ban”

Culture

Last week Harvard Magazine released an article titled “The Risks of Homeschooling,” and called for a presumptive ban on the practice. The article starts: “Yet Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, sees risks for children—and society—in homeschooling, and recommends a presumptive ban on […]

I’m Launching A PODCAST!

Culture, Podcast

After around a year of planning and envisioning and working, my new podcast is finally here!! The Of Grace & Truth Podcast features weekly gospel-centered discussions about how to live with grace and truth as a disciple of Jesus in a secular culture. The first season is alllll about what I call the “self esteem […]

John Crist & Abuse in the Church

Culture

The news about allegations against Christian Comedian John Christ broke yesterday. The article shared stories from scores of women who claim Crist engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior, gaslighting, and manipulation. If you haven’t read the whole article yet, I encourage you to do so here. Recognize It For What It Is I have known way […]