One thing that really fascinates me is looking at the generalized characteristics of each generation – observing what they have lived through and the cultural events that have shaped them, partially responsible for making them who they are. For my generation of childhood church-goers (millennials), we were raised in a world of kissing dating goodbye … More Thoughts on Joshua Harris From A Kid Raised in 90’s Church Culture
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Psalm 33:1 Reading this verse this morning in my quiet time, one word in particular stood out to me and it’s probably not the word you’d expect. The little two-letter word nestled away between the other words that seem the most obvious … More How to “Shout for joy” When You Really Just Feel Like Screaming
If there’s one thing I’ve found being a single in the church today, especially with the direction most churches are taking, it’s that it honestly feels like there’s no place for us. This isn’t about selfish preferences like worship style, carpet color, or whether we’re doing a Francis Chan or David Platt study – this … More To The People In Church Who Don’t Know What To Do With Singles (Or What Not To Say To Them)
If you run in church circles at all, you’ve probably heard the drama of what’s been unfolding within the SBC. As I’ve been processing it all, I’ve held back from voicing my opinion. While it’s not true in all cases, and probably not even most cases, I think there are moments when opinions are useless … More An Open Letter To The SBC Church From A Millennial Woman
Growing up, I was always the one in charge. On the playground, in my circle of friends, singing, dancing, or acting at church, playing games or sports, and being the oldest sibling – especially in our house. My mom used to call me “Queen Bee”, and even though I didn’t particularly come across as “bossy” … More Living and Leading Well: What’s the difference?
Six years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Five years ago I started processing it. A year and a half ago, a doctor told me I had PTSD because of it. Apparently I had some things that hadn’t, “been put to bed”. I’m not sure how accurate that actually is, because I no longer have … More When You Realize You Got Diagnosed With Cancer
Church – Look this word up in any dictionary and the first definition provided will most likely be something similar to: a building where Christians gather to worship. Wrong. This is not the church. The church is not a building. The church is a people. And I am going so far as to say that … More An Open Letter To The Church From A Millennial