Once upon a Medieval time, charity and Christian work were left to the clergy, monks and nuns. There was a distinct line between Christian work and secular work, and one rarely crossed the line to participate in the other. Luther and other reformers believed this to be a significant problem with the monastic life because … Continue reading Monks Amok
In my very first article, I explained that I wanted to explore what a gracious lifestyle looked like. When I wrote that article, I planned on avoiding subjects like pop culture and politics because I felt like they might distract from learning to live a faithful life. After just a few weeks, I now understand … Continue reading Do We Need to Calm Down?
Have you ever thought about how we only read the Bible in two tenses? We read the Bible in the past tense: God did this, he did that. We read the Bible in the future tense: God will do this, he promised to do that. But do we ever read it in the present tense? … Continue reading Beside Still Waters
I was recently going through some recommended songs on Spotify and came across a stunningly beautiful song called The Village by Wrabel. I highly recommend that you pause here and listen to it. It’s beautiful, haunting, and deeply disturbing and troubling. I listened to this song for the first time just stunned by how … Continue reading The Cruelest Lie
Chaos. Pandemonium. Aren’t we constantly surrounded by those terrible companions? When you go to the grocery store you’re confronted with decisions and ads and music and employees communicating over the speaker system. When you’re in the car you’re surrounded by blinking lights and honking horns, radio ads and music, sirens, maps, traffic signs and signals. … Continue reading The Adventure Begins