Watch The New York Times’ short documentary about a group of refugees’ first night in the U.S. at an airport hotel.… Continue reading A Glimpse at Refugees’ First Night in America
Nobody likes being talked to like they don’t know anything. But for an Enneagram 5 personality type like me, I don’t just not like it, I find it highly offensive and demeaning. … Continue reading When People Talk To Me Like I Don’t Know Anything — Confessions of An Enneagram 5
After learning evangelicals came out to vote in record numbers in support of Donald Trump, I came to face with the reality that the evangelical label I once held dear is now the antithesis of my Christianity.… Continue reading Farewell to My Evangelicalism
With Donald Trump as the sure presidential nominee for the Republican party, I’m curious to see how the evangelical majority will vote in 2016. Is this the year they vote for a Democratic or third-party candidate? Or will they not vote at all?… Continue reading Donald Trump and Evangelicals
Parents have a problem: We’re obsessed with raising “good” kids — that is, kids that don’t misbehave. We place so much emphasis on “what” they do that we neglect to nurture and affirm “who” they are.… Continue reading I Don’t Want to Raise Good Kids.
Theological savviness, devout volunteerism, perfect church attendance, and unrelenting passion for missionary work do not matter if you don’t prioritize relationship with your neighbor.… Continue reading Christianity Doesn’t Exist Without Relationship
I don’t believe Jesus knew everything; and I mean more than just not knowing the day nor the hour of his own return. Is it possible that Jesus was not omniscient?… Continue reading Was Jesus All-Knowing?
I’m a graphic designer. When I tell someone this, the usual response is, “Cool. So you make T-shirts, right?” Yea, sort of. I actually design the tags on the T-shirts, and the pattern on your boxers. I design the packaging for your girlfriend’s tampons; traffic signs, books, clocks, interfaces for TVs and smartphones, shampoo bottles,… Continue reading Graphic Designers Design the World
Almost 2 years ago, my wife and I stopped attending weekly church services, which for many Christians this simply means we left the “church.” How did we get to this point?… Continue reading Leaving the Church With a Little C
There’s a lot of talk about how our economy can be fixed. The solution: spend a lot of money, whether it is done by the private (businesses and consumers) or public sector (government). I’m not an economist. I’m just an ordinary guy who goes to work every morning, pay his taxes, and goes home to… Continue reading Reconstructed Capitalism