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Negative Emotions: The Friends You Didn’t Know You Had

Christians often think we must push down, shut off, or pray away negative emotions such as frustration, sadness, anger, and fear. Strange as it may seem, these negative emotions can be our portal to joy. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Book | Telling Each Other The Truth by Dr. William...

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The Things You Love in Life Are Better With Sleep

There is so much to get done — and most of it due yesterday! For this reason, we often treat sleep like it’s robbing us of time we’d rather spend on other more important things. Hence axioms such as “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” which offers a false justification and consolation for running...

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Making Sense of the Gift of Singleness

As the single/never married ranks increase, inside and outside the church alike, it’s natural we desire to make sense of our singleness. Well, hold on to your hat! The origin of the “gift of singleness” holds both surprises and insights.

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Why Your Personal Relationship with Jesus Needs to Go Public

Today's Christian culture has become all about “personal” faith, though faith, as taught in Scripture, is anything but. A special Bible plugin aims to help us appreciate the unity in community by the use of regional colloquialisms. You may just feel like you’re reading a whole new...

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Why Healthy Snacks Aren't + A Better Snack Hack

Is an apple a healthy snack? The WHY behind the correct answer may surprise you! I share my better snack hack and how it changed my life. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Book | Dr. Agatha Thrash quoted in Nature’s Banquet: A Vegetarian Cookery and Abundant Living Guide by Living Springs...

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The "Testosterone Paradox"

I’m sure you’ve observed in both the natural world and in society, where there are females, males will be drawn. However, the number of Christians that can say this principle of nature is alive and well in their church or campus ministry is small. I call this the "Testosterone Paradox” as...

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The Distinction Between Emotionally-Healthy, Emotionally Codependent, & Emotionally Abusive Relating

Emotionally-healthy, emotionally codependent, and emotionally abusive people read and therefore apply Scripture in very distinct ways. Matthew 22:39, where Jesus says the second great commandment is “You shall love our neighbor as yourself,” is a fantastic litmus test for which of these three...

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Upgrading Your Menstrual Health Paradigm

Ladies, have you noticed we immediately offer our condolences when a friend tells us she’s on her period? Perhaps it’s time we upgrade our menstrual health paradigm, naturally opt-out of cramps, and cheer — rather than chide — our bodies on as they do what they’ve been designed to do.

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When Power is in the Service of Love

You’re sure to have heard the maxim, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In the post-modern and highly divisive cultural climate in which we find ourselves, Christians are called to take the nonintuitive route and use our power in the service of love.

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"Buried" Sexuality & Its Costs

So many Christians in my generation have subscribed to the idea of proverbially burying our sexuality as we turn our full attention to the pursuit of academic careers, professional advancement, and even mission work. Unfortunately, today’s all too common practice of protracted singleness in...

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