Earlier this month, a group of Moody Bible Institute students held an event called Theology of Remembrance. Art, poetry, and photography was presented to help remember the injustices our country has seen. Guests were guided through a showcase depicting the horrors of our history from the near genocide of Native Americans, enslavement of African Americans, Jim Crow Laws against … Continue reading The Family Issue of Racism
Where is Jesus in the Political Election?
Have you ever asked that question? Recently this question has been on my mind a lot as the final debates finish and people prepare to vote (or not vote) next month. I've seen a lot of articles, interviews, and news headlines showing where Christians are in this political season. Some are out parading an elephant or a … Continue reading Where is Jesus in the Political Election?
How We Should Enter the Colin Kaepernick Conversation
If you've turned on ESPN, scrolled through Facebook, or listened to sports talk radio in the past few days, then you've probably heard of Colin Kaepernick's controversial decision to not stand during the National Anthem at the 49ers preseason game this past Friday. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag … Continue reading How We Should Enter the Colin Kaepernick Conversation
The Love Story of May 16th
May 16th. A seemingly insignificant day to most. But on this day in history, a man gave his life in a courageous and breathtaking way. In the 1500s, Roman Catholic Christians were forcing infant baptism upon all Christians. But there was a group who refused to do this believing baptism to be appropriate after a believer converted to Christ. One … Continue reading The Love Story of May 16th
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are over seven billion people in the world today? While it can't be 100% confirmed, many demographers believe the number of people alive today outnumbers the amount of people that have ever lived and died before the 1950s combined. Did you know that among the 7 billion plus people alive today, there are over 16,000 … Continue reading Did You Know?
Who’s in Control?
If there’s one thing that I always like to have, it’d be to always have a plan. Ever since I was in eighth grade, I’ve known what God is calling me to do with my life. I like to know what I’m going to be doing, why I’m doing it, and have a plan as … Continue reading Who’s in Control?
The Turn of the Calendar
You’ve probably heard it said, “new year new me.” People say it when they plan to turn the calendar of their life and make changes. What is it about a new year that gives people motivation to make changes in their lives? Why is it that people can wake up just like any other day … Continue reading The Turn of the Calendar
The Ultimate Relationship
The other day I was walking down the streets of Chicago and I passed a dad and son holding hands crossing the street. The father held his son’s hand tightly so as to keep him from running out into traffic. The sight that caught my eye was not the father, but was the son. I … Continue reading The Ultimate Relationship
What’s Wrong with the World Today?
In the early 1900s, The Times newspaper put out an article titled, “What’s Wrong with the World Today?” In response to this, famous author G.K. Chesterton wrote to The Times saying these simple words: “Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G.K. Chesterton.” How could such a wise and well respected man say this? Obviously he wasn’t … Continue reading What’s Wrong with the World Today?
When I think back on this past month, I’m amazed at all that has happened. In such a short time, God has stretched and grown me in so many ways. I’ve been reminded of the importance of Christian friends, the encouragement of others, the pain of loss, and the growth God provides through trials. In … Continue reading Wounded Healers