What is the nature of our hope? This question has plagued my mind and captured my heart over the last couple months. The Lord has set my heart upon figuring out what this word—hope—really means and how it fits as an integral part of the Christian life. Scripture is not quiet about the integration of hope in our […]Read more "Hope: Our Anchor"
Church, what has happened to women’s discipleship? With the unbelievably rapid growth of the internet and with it, the Christian blogosphere, women’s discipleship has largely left the bounds of the local church. Anyone with internet access and something to say can become a prominent voice to women just by gaining a faithful following. And really, […]Read more "The Crisis of Outsourced Women’s Ministry"
Sustainable living sounds hard, but it doesn’t have to be. So much of sustainable living and caring for the environment is not about adding more things to our to-do list or our responsibilities, but about rethinking the way we are already living life. We are constantly making choices that have an effect on us […]Read more "Energy and Water Conservation: Sustainable Ways to Live a Sustainable Life"
Sustainable living doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the lesson we learned in my recent article about creation care and sustainable living. We saw how recycling can effectively change the health of the earth and that caring for creation intersects with a gospel-centered life. Today, let’s turn our attention to our use of plastic and discover […]Read more "The Problem of Plastic: Sustainable Ways to Live a Sustainable Life"
Have you ever read an article titled something like “50 Tips to Sustainable Living” or “12 Ways to Go Green”? Even when you read the “quick tips,” it seems like they are asking you to walk everywhere, cook by fire, live without air conditioning and grow all your own food! These articles make you feel […]Read more "Recycling: Sustainable Ways to Live a Sustainable Life"
***Adapted from my published piece at the Intersect Project on March 15, 2017. Find the link here: http://intersectproject.org/faith-and-culture/resolving-the-tension-between-salvation-and-social-justice/*** In recent years, evangelical Christians have increasingly taken steps to address issues of social justice. For example, we seek remedies for poverty, fight human trafficking and seek the end of abortion. As the church, we increasingly […]Read more "The Social Gospel and Social Justice"
The summer before my freshman year of high school, I had a sleepover that I would never forget. During that sleepover with my two best friends we could not shake off the burden the LORD had placed in us to do something about the problem of sex trafficking. We had repeatedly heard about this issue […]Read more "Everyday Justice"