Tag Archives: Conflict

Good Storytelling

I remember where I was when I first thought about story and life. I was in the back seat of a friend’s car going around the curve of the highway’s off ramp, just over there by the local G&L. We were all chatting about college, for we were yet in high school, and the thought […]

The Character of Pain

There is this insightful little bit in Job that says, “man is born to trouble as sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7). This may come as a shock to you, but this statement was true of the first man, Adam. Think about it. Paradise was not perfect as we assume. Rather, Paradise was a testing ground […]

A Firm Resignation

When it comes to a despot authority, Christians are called to resist, not give in. Christians are called to battle, not cower. Christians are called to put an end to evil, not take a side-step and let evil roll over the next person in line. No, Christians take the hit from evil on the chin, […]

When the Faithful Lose–They Don’t

One of the most confounding aspects of the Gospel is that victory comes through failure. This is what Paul calls “foolishness” in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. The world wants victory, power, and domination upfront like a superhero with flashing abilities to overcome and light the enemies ablaze. The world wants a Superman that cannot die, so […]

All Covered In Blood

Watch this video, One of the best things that we can do as Christians is to get the wicked to defend their wickedness. Show the supporters of Planned Barrenhood this video and ask them to defend the organization. The best offense for Christians right now is offense. So, get to work. As you get to […]

Do Not Love The World

In 1 John 2:15-17 we read that Christians are not to love the world. John is so emphatic in this exhortation that he uses the word “world” seven times to show the fullness of his emphasis. Do not love the world. John’s reasoning is that if anyone loves the world, then they do not love […]

In The Light Of Death

As the Planned Parenthood sting videos continue to come out and the internet fracas continues to boil (and rightly so), I can say that as I father, I have been thinking about my children differently. This is one of those “farther up and farther in” sorta deals. I love my children and praise God for […]