• Faith,  Love

    Eshet Chayil: Carry On, Warrior!

    I wrote about Rachel Held Evans on my old blog several times. Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again was my favorite book of 2018. It’s also the only book that’s ever prompted me to follow through on the urge to flip back to the first page and start reading again, immediately. Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church was a favorite from 2017. She was one of my favorite people on planet earth, and she died yesterday….at 37, leaving two babies, a husband, and a community of admirers behind. Many of whom had their lives changed because of her writing, her kindness, and…

  • Faith

    When I Say I’m a Christian

    I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. –Matthew 10:16 Professing one’s faith comes with a lot of baggage. Look at the media. Look at the evangelical community in the news. Our crooked lawmakers, backwards, faux-Christian President, and prosperity evangelicals. I cringe. I know others do. I wonder what people think when I profess my faith? Are they wondering if I’m one of “those” Christians? The kind that get off on hatred. The kind that take their cue from the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus’s day–the religious leaders who enjoy(ed) their high position, the best seats in the…