There seems to have been a lot of (social) media attention on ‘prayer’ recently. In addition to the Church of England’s ‘#justpray’ campaign promotion video being deemed offensive and banned by a number of cinemas in the UK, there was also a seemingly unprecedented wave of social media ‘praying’ with the ‘#PrayforParis’ phenomenon in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. […]
Last week, I had a week-long intensive course where I learned about the teaching and learning process. While trying to take in so much information about all the different philosophies and methodologies of teaching, I also heard from people at various colleges, universities, and churches that are already actively in teaching positions from across the […]
In recent years, authenticity has become both an ideal and a polemic. Social media users have labored to capture the mundane in beautiful ways. However, social media users have also distorted and feigned authenticity by staging the mundane. Filters and iconic captions have been used to present a particular style of life that is filled […]
When I was starting my undergraduate degree in biblical studies, I naïvely expected that those in Evangelical Christian scholarship were all spiritual superstars who had the entirety of their ish together in life. It seemed natural for me to assume that those spending their career studying the character of God and his word would be incredibly […]
“Lex orandi, lex credendi.” Or so goes the ancient Christian maxim, loosely translated, “As we worship, so we believe.” If the songs we sing shape the way we think, we should be very thoughtful about the way our churches are led in worship. Songs are short, memorable, and have the capacity to pack in a […]
Today is Michaelmas, the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. And there’s one question in my mind: Why do some people, often non-Christians and sometime even Christians, think that people become angels after they die? There is no lack of literature arguing against such a belief on the Internet: For instance, my quick […]
When I was in high school, our music classes were in danger of being cancelled. I’ll never forget the night I played fly-on-the-wall at a school board meeting while the powerful adults discussed the future of our program. Silent the entire time, I went home that night and cried – I had failed to speak […]
Until I recently moved to Scotland, I spent most of my Christian life in American Evangelical churches. In these churches, they have unanimously done communion with grape juice, without the option to use wine if one so desired. As much as I regularly experienced this, I never really understood why churches decide to use grape juice instead […]
It has been said that we must perform at a certain velocity to achieve worth, success, and security. Many things have been promised to our generation, but it seems that only a select few have achieved them. We hold these success stories up as a championing call to work harder, be better, and to not […]
As I’ve shared on The Two Cities before I have been incredibly impacted by passages like Psalm 1, “Blessed is the man [who’s]… delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night… In all that he does he prospers.” This passage has incredibly impacted how I do […]
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