Cornerstone

May 24, 2017

Living Locally

“We are called to consider more than our personal convictions to ask what might best love our city.”

January 31, 2017

Everyone is Called to Orphan Care

“It’s true that some people can’t ‘do that’ themselves—if by ‘that’ they mean take in a child in their current season of life. But orphan care is much larger than taking in a child. If by ‘that’ we mean care for orphans in their distress, then everyone can—and should—do that themselves.”

May 9, 2017

The Christian Counterculture

“To be salt and light is to live the upside down life of the Sermon on the Mount, with a different purpose, different priorities, and a different posture than the world has; but salt is useless from a distance and a light is useless when hidden; if you want to make an impact on people in your life you must be distinct and engaged; you must retain your saltiness and let your light shine.”

March 16, 2017

I Must Have More Time!

“Unlike [God], we seem to view ourselves as fighting time and the flight of life, people who must work fast to squeeze everything into a few short decades.”

February 6, 2017

Imago Dei: The Poor

“God has a profound heart for the poor and the marginalized, and if we are going to follow Him as our Lord and Savior, we must reflect that same heart.”

January 31, 2017

Everyone is Called to Orphan Care

“It’s true that some people can’t ‘do that’ themselves—if by ‘that’ they mean take in a child in their current season of life. But orphan care is much larger than taking in a child. If by ‘that’ we mean care for orphans in their distress, then everyone can—and should—do that themselves.”

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January 24, 2017

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Pt 2

“Time, according to Dr. King, is not something that inevitably leads to justice, but must be harnessed by godly men to fight for that which matters.”

January 15, 2017

Imago Dei: Race and Ethnicity

“The local church is God’s designated context for the multiethnic values of His Kingdom to be put on display.”

November 17, 2016

The Election, Community, and Tea

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” - Ephesians 4:1-3

November 14, 2016

Plan Like Jesus

“The antidote to idolatry is not to enjoy God’s blessing less, but to be captivated by God, himself, more.”

November 15, 2016

The Gray Areas and Our History

“Our evangelical history—especially our recent history, over the last century—has often shaped the way we treat our Bible, and the way we over- or under-react [to gray areas] in our Christian lives. What if the ways we are reading our Bible are affected by our history and we have no idea?”

November 1, 2016

You’re Happier When You Care About the Gray Areas

“The good life for the Christian is not found in ignoring as much as you can get away with. It’s found in navigating the complexities in between the extremes, looking for the most health (and holiness) you can find.”

November 15, 2016

The Gray Areas and Our History

“Our evangelical history—especially our recent history, over the last century—has often shaped the way we treat our Bible, and the way we over- or under-react [to gray areas] in our Christian lives. What if the ways we are reading our Bible are affected by our history and we have no idea?”

November 1, 2016

You’re Happier When You Care About the Gray Areas

“The good life for the Christian is not found in ignoring as much as you can get away with. It’s found in navigating the complexities in between the extremes, looking for the most health (and holiness) you can find.”

September 21, 2016

The Good Work of Women, Part 5

Work When There is No Choice

“When your vocational choices are limited by finances, it can feel like you are trapped, hopeless, enslaved. But God promises you a secure future with him that even the deepest pangs of this world cannot touch.”

September 14, 2016

The Good Work of Women, Part 4

Trust in the Right Hands

“We can only work with willing hands when we have a deep trust in His sovereign hands.”

August 11, 2016

Existential Christianity

“If I wake up to a day that God has prepared, then my surprise is his delight, and excitement is peak, anticipation a joy.”

August 4, 2016

The God Who Is (or is not) There

“The historic Christian position is that man’s dilemma has a moral cause. God, being nondetermined, created man as a nondetermined person. This is a difficult idea for anyone thinking in twentieth-century terms because most twentieth-century thinking sees man as determined.”

September 30, 2015

Beautiful and Broken

"When we live out the gospel by letting Christ break down that wall of hostility in our relationships, attitudes, interactions, and assumptions, we live as the New Creation that God has called us to be, and He redeems the brokenness and displays the beauty of His grace."

June 2, 2015

The Intersection of Reading and Spirituality

"What I love is not the issue. Who I love is: Jesus. Reading is a joy when it leads me back to him, or to how I can live and clarify the Gospel more effectively for him."

February 11, 2015

Christians Should Be Lovers Of Fiction

"We should not fear literature, nor avoid it, but embrace it."