Singleness

Every Tuesday I lead a bible study for undergrad ladies attending UC Berkeley through Cru ministries. Last Tuesday, one of the girls said to me (in so many words), “Carrie, thank you for being an example of living a content single life.” She expanded her thought by mentioning that there...

Inaccurate Noahs

On March 28th Darren Aronofsky’s Noah will hit the big screens. Here’s the trailer, if you haven’t seen it yet. Big name director, big name stars, lots of CGI and Russel Crowe looking determined-against-all-odds. Good stuff. But the subject matter has a lot of people upset...

Childish Faith

Here’s a fun video: In case you don’t want to watch it: the video illustrates how 15 very common scientific illustrations are, technically speaking, inaccurate. Imprecise might be a better word. They don’t actually tell you what is going on in. I doubt very many people...

The Great Evangelica...

About a month ago, I wrote a post giving reasons why I believe Christians should be good storytellers. After I had shared it on my Facebook wall, one of my close friends commented, in a joking manner, that I should have written the article as a story.  While he was only making light of the...

Divine Dreams.

It has been quite a busy time for me, I’ve had quite a few deadlines and a fair few words to write lately. For a couple of weeks, the first thing I did after waking up, and also the last thing I did before going to sleep, was to read postmodern atheistic philosophy in bed — instead of...

Why the “Confe...

Committed Christians go to conferences. Or so the narrative goes. Christian conferences are everywhere, all the time. They are at hotels, convention centers and churches. They also come in all shapes and sizes. You can go to a big conference or a little conference. You can go to a regional...

Would Jesus buy a pa...

This week I asked my friend and officemate here at the University of Aberdeen if I could re-post a great blog he wrote about the ethics of Tom’s shoes and consumerism in a globalized world. Enjoy! Driving through Aberdeen city centre this morning I noticed a woman walking to the office...

Let Christmas Contin...

It’s been 27 days since most American’s have begun the bell curve that is participation in Christmastide, and the participation in Advent, for those who chose to devotionally and/or liturgically relive the anticipation of the coming of Messiah. Yet now, the gift wrap is all torn...

Access Holy-wood

I’ve recently been thinking about the Strange Fire Conference put on by John MacArthur, since there has been quite a big uproar about it on the blogosphere in Evangelical circles. John MacArthur, being a staunch cessationist (believing that sign gifts from the Holy Spirit were only part of...

On Studying Fear

This is, oddly enough, an article about writing an article.  A former student of mine who now edits the university newspaper asked if I would write an OpEd piece for the upcoming Halloween issue. Touched (but mainly flattered), I accepted immediately, not considering the ramifications of my...

Choosing Church: Wit...

A couple of weeks ago, I thought about what impressions wearing clerical collar might give to different people, and reasons why an Evangelical minister part of an Anglian or Presbyterian tradition might choose to not wear one, and whether the choice might be a theological stance. I have...