Tag Archives: church

Firefly Christians

We recently moved Eastward and on a warm evening, on the humid brink of summer, I had my first encounter with fireflies (they were nothing more than an unknown critter to a Washingtonian such as myself until this year). I know the facts of bioluminescence that makes each oxygen-fueled spark, but it doesn’t reduce the […]

We Can’t “Progress” Beyond the Bible

I’ve recently read a few articles by authors who claim to have outgrown what they refer to as “American Christianity”. Generally this perspective is taken by those who consider themselves Progressive Christians, believing they have progressed beyond the faith they were taught within the American church. It seems essential to define the term “American Christianity”, […]

Bathrooms and Boycotts

There has been a lot of attention on Target and the transgender community recently. The internet tends to make these things appear larger than life, like a tsunami cresting high above us. I think perhaps bathroom policies are not so large as the internet has made them appear; however, I think beneath the policy and […]

Easter is Kind of a Big Deal

Holiday celebrations are one of my favorite parts of being a parent. With our sons getting older we get to set the tone for each holiday, choosing our traditions, and teaching our boys how to celebrate with feasting, giving, and all-out joy. In December we spent a month in preparation for the celebration of Christmas. […]

Can We Know Jesus Without the Church?

I have a terrible habit of interrupting people. We’re part of a small group through our church that meets once a week, and I often get carried away and inevitably fail to remind myself not to speak over someone. It’s a selfish and prideful habit, stemming from thinking too highly of myself, as though what […]