I come from a holiness background. Goodness, those are loaded words. “Holiness” is a loaded word in the evangelical world. It’s a great word, don’t get me wrong. It’s what we’re called to, to be holy as God is holy. It’s what the Christian heart longs for. It’s what God is doing in us. But… Continue reading When You Fail
A fresh start. An opportunity. Your year. A time to start over. Resolutions. Commitments. A clean slate. A new you. #Goals It’s New Year’s Eve, the time that everyone decides how they plan to make the next year better than the last one, what we’ll do to improve ourselves or our lives. And then of… Continue reading Resolve
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a performance of Handel’s Messiah for the first time. It was at a small university auditorium with a small ensemble and orchestra, the soloists from our local opera program. And it was magnificent (and free). I don’t often get opportunities to go to such events, and… Continue reading Before the Hallelujah
The Church of the Nazarene holds a General Assembly every four years to celebrate the work of God in our mission of “Making Disciples of All Nations” and to make decisions about how to lead the Church of the Nazarene for the future. Delegates are voting members of the Assembly and come from all over… Continue reading To the Delegates of Nazarene General Assembly 2017
Writing about the Machine, I realized I was writing about two different facets of the issue. I really didn’t want to delete this part from that piece, but it would have really been all over the place if I hadn’t. So I made a whole new post for just this issue. The issue that most… Continue reading The Jen Hatmaker thing.
Last week, there was an intriguing Twitter conversation about the authority of women in the blogosphere. It was precipitated by this CT_Women blog, which asked the question, “Who’s in charge?” As a Twitter newbie, I was riveted almost as much as I was with the #thingsonlychristianwomenhear and #thingschristianwomenshouldhear conversations. I was fascinated by the variety of opinions… Continue reading The Machine
This was first published last summer as a guest post on my friend Lisa Michaels’ blog, “Fip Flops, Glitter, and Theology.” You can check it out here. I’m so appreciative to Lisa for asking me to write for her, and I thought it was something I should also post here. Some people call it… Continue reading The Body and the Blood