Christianity often looks like a lot of things. Many people call themselves Christians and "Christian" as an adjective is slapped onto all sorts of ideologies. I have met people who think the term is so watered down that it has little meaning anymore. What is "Christianity"? A simple answer - if it looks like Jesus, … Continue reading Jesus: A Theography (Review)
It is always fun to review what appears to be a controversial book. Though I am not sure why exactly A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans is so controversial. In the "evangelical Christian" world there are a diversity of views on gender roles. Some, called complementarians, see women as called to submit to … Continue reading A Year of Biblical Womanhood (Review)
A few weeks ago woman was arrested in my town when detectives raided a massage parlor. The woman arrested was charged with prostitution, selling sex. The story was passed on to my from a friend who knows I volunteer with a local group that seeks to raise awareness of human trafficking, as well as to become … Continue reading Why Does Turning a Camera on Make Abuse Legal?
Nick Vujicic begins his book Unstoppable by saying that even if you have not read his first book you may have seen his videos or attended one of his appearances worldwide as a motivational speaker. Not me. I had never heard of Nick before reading this book. I do have a sort of vague memory … Continue reading Unstoppable (Review…of a book by a guy with no arms and no legs whose story is amazing!)
A few months ago I read the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. It is probably the best book I have read all year and one of the most important books I have ever read. This is the sort of book that will not … Continue reading Make a Difference – Give a Loan
First, this is funny - Mr. Burns endorses Romney: I think this article was helpful in deciding who to vote for, sums up my thoughts on the whole thing, and is also good for a laugh.
I grew up in an evangelical Christian culture that is obsessed with the final book of the Bible, Revelation. People in my family and church often spoke of Revelation as the blueprint for the end-times, which are certainly going to happen soon. This fervor increased with the release of the Left Behind book series. These … Continue reading Revelation: The Way it Happened (A Review)