What Are We Singing? Nov14

What Are We Singing?

A few days ago while driving, I was listening to a few hymns I hadn’t listened to in quite some time.  I was singing along to the songs, trying to remember which words went with which verse.  My mind was drifting and I wasn’t really thinking about the music until I heard myself...

The Religion of the ...

“Big cosmology has become our secular religion, a church even atheists can join.” – Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine I cannot stop thinking about Interstellar. In the interest of full-disclosure, my husband and I named our son Nolan (after the film’s director, Christopher Nolan),...

Bible Translation vs...

Last week, First Things magazine published an article on how the Evangelical doctrine of ‘sola scriptura’ is often misunderstood in response to the a survey published in Christian Today about many American evangelicals hold unorthodox views which have been condemned by the...

Brittany Maynard: A ...

A few weeks ago my wife alerted me to the plight of Brittany Maynard. As a millennial who has a fairly strong disdain for technology and news media, I was proud that it took so long to discover the cultural flashpoint that this woman’s life had become. My wife further pointed me to a blog...

Giant Faith Nov04

Giant Faith

As most of you already know, the San Francisco Giants are World Champions. And as most of you probably know, that fact makes me very happy. This postseason run was incredible, and I’d say this year’s victory was the sweetest of the past three (#Dynasty). The series was incredible!...

Some thoughts on the Mars Hill Controversy Nov03

Some thoughts on the...

It was announced the other day that, on top of everything else surrounding the Mark Driscoll controversy of the past few years, Mars Hill church is now going to disband. The Mars Hill website stated their plans with the following four points: “(1) All of Mars Hill’s existing church...

Halloween and the Christian Oct31

Halloween and the Ch...

Today is Halloween, the day in which spirits haunt their forgotten remains, men howl at the moon, and millions of children do whatever they can to eat as much candy as possible before their parents take it from them.  In the last few years, I’ve heard arguments from numerous people as...

How a Brian McKnight Concert Expanded My World Oct27

How a Brian McKnight...

I am a creature of habit. I like routine, rhythm, and familiarity. Change and transitions are difficult for me. Sometimes my desire for routine makes me less open to trying new things. I’m also a music elitist, and I think there are certain types of music that are far superior than others. I...

Leaving Christian Gu...

I recently read through Carl Trueman’s book Fools Rush In Where Monkey’s Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone. As a Christian who prefers not to be identified with evangelicalism, I have always appreciated Trueman’s thought provoking essays. I was especially struck by the following...

Foreigners On Other ...

Last week Deseret News put out an article on how various religious groups would respond to the discovery of life on other planets. It’s an interesting article and you should check it out here. A religious survey was conducted by Prof. David Weintraub who teaches astronomy at Vanderbilt....

The Bible in one han...

What do you make of preachers with iPads?   I was in London for a protest to support the movement in Hong Kong the day after I wrote my last post two weeks ago. One of the speakers there remarked that he had been Facebook a lot trying to follow the latest developments in Hong Kong —...