Category Archives: Life & Culture

“13 Reasons Why” Is Deceptive and Destructive

Netflix’s new teen drama on suicide is wildly popular. I cannot overstate how destructive it is.

Also posted in Christian Living, Clear Winter Nights, Counseling, Culture / Entertainment, Missions / Evangelism, Personal, Theology, This Is Our Time | | 28 Comments

Steven Curtis Chapman and the Christian Life as a ‘Great Adventure’

An appreciation of the autobiography of one of my favorite singers.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, Music | | 4 Comments

The 5 Weightiest Words of Love

Why the wedding day is tied to the funeral service.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, This Is Our Time | | 4 Comments

Why Our Son Doesn’t Have a Smartphone

Maybe we parents, who are too often glued to our phones, should contemplate what we’re saying “yes” to.

Also posted in Christian Living, Culture / Entertainment, Technology | | 17 Comments

‘Alternative Facts’ and Christians as Gullible Skeptics

We’re skeptical toward mainstream media, and gullible toward sites that affirm what we already believe.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Politics | | 24 Comments

The Crown, The Pastorate, and Hidden Vulnerability

On the inevitability and importance of hidden vulnerability in pastoral ministry.

Also posted in Church Issues, Culture / Entertainment, Discipleship, Future of the Church | | 1 Comment

Are Chip and Joanna Gaines ‘Cultural Heretics’?

The Gaines family comes under fire for belonging to a church that opposes same-sex marriage.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Culture / Entertainment, Homosexuality | | 27 Comments

The Christmas Hymn G. K. Chesterton’s Wife Gave Us

“How Far Is It To Bethlehem,” in light of a couple’s infertility.

Also posted in Christianity, Devotional Thoughts, Music | | 1 Comment

Experiencing Life Among ‘The Infidels’

An inside look at Christians fleeing the shadow of ISIS.

Also posted in Christianity, Current Events, World News | | 1 Comment

The 2016 Election and The American Church

What has the 2016 election revealed about the state of the Church and its place in American culture?

Also posted in Christianity, Politics | | 3 Comments