Love in the Hard Times: The Temple

Hello, friends! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written. The past several months have run the gamut of grief and joy for me, and as my internal gauge bounced back and forth from one end to the other, it was difficult to have a sense of where exactly my…

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

I remember praying for a motorcycle. I know you all reading this are more spiritual than me and would never pray for something so petty, but I actually prayed for a motorcycle. And what’s even more crazy is the fact that God answered that prayer. Of course I had to…

Silence and Salvation: Reflections on 1 Timothy 2 and Women in Ministry

I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, but with good works, as is…

Reflections on Voting

After a great deal of conversation, reflection and observation it has become apparent a great diversity exists within the American Christian culture in relationship to voting.Here are a few things I have noticed in my own response and the ideas of others. I felt others might find it beneficial.  Reflection…

We Don’t Choose Who’s In

The desire to be right is something everyone has. Sometimes this desire can turn into fundamentalism, which seeks to separate those who are right and those who are wrong. Fundamentalism can pop its head into any system, such as sports fans who separate the “true fans” from the “bandwagon fans.”…

Reviewing That All Shall Be Saved: Setting Goals

I was first introduced to Eastern Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart in college. A friend of mine had actually come back to her childhood Christian faith through reading The Beauty of the Infinite [1]. At the time, I was experiencing some doubts myself about Christianity. I welcomed the book suggestion…

The Widow’s Mite

In the passage that comes before this one, Mark talked about a scribe who had asked Jesus about the greatest commandment, and was impressed with Jesus’ answer. Jesus was also pleased. He told the scribe he was very close to entering the kingdom of heaven. With such a warm endorsement from…

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