The Opportunity in Being Called “Self-Righteous”

Surely I’m not the only one who finds it incredibly ironic that Christians seem to attract a “self-righteous” label from the world. Is this something we can avoid? And what should we do when it happens? If you’re a Christian and you tend to stay silent about moral issues at any and all cost to…

Ignorance Disguised as Thankfulness

For a long time, I’ve heard thoughtful and honest people react to close encounters with poverty and hardship with something to the effect of, “It really makes me thankful for what I have.” Maybe they’re on day two of a short term mission trip to a majority-world country, or on their way home from serving…

of all people most to be pitied

I experienced a beautiful gift recently. John Piper’s chapter on suffering from “Desiring God” put me in that place where I was seriously contemplating how socially acceptable it would be to create a new Facebook album with nothing but pictures of each page. I figured most (if not all) curiosities would fizzle out when you…

Christians don’t technically have free speech

If you’re a Christian, the First Amendment is a more interesting conversation than you might think. In fact, in a weird way, it’s kind of a lie. Please try not to have a heart attack as you read this, by the way. I’m an American citizen, too. I understand this freedom is afforded to all…

wartime culture

Life in America today is a far cry from what it was from 1941-1945. World War II changed everything about our culture, and with good reason. America was plunged into an expansive war that seemed to reach every corner of the globe. “Our boys” were fighting on the ground, in the open seas, and in…