So many grown-up Christians I admired– my grade’s small group leader in youth group, C. S. Lewis himself, and many others– had a tangible turning point at which they became followers of Christ. No matter what struggles they faced in their faith, they had that moment to turn to and consider, to comfort them; I had nothing of the kind. I yearned so strongly for some decisive event in my own life, to help dispel the doubts and distance from God I felt for almost all of high school. Maybe if I could have such a moment of overwhelming certainty, of unquestioned belief that God is real and really who He says He is, I would feel more secure in my faith. Continue reading Following Jesus from Cradle to College
“And at the sixth hour, He will breathe His last, but breathe into me my first…’Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).’ Continue reading Kneeling and Hanging: Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
This day, 2000 years ago, the King above every government on Earth; the Creator of this Universe who simply spoke and things came into being; the all-knowing God who was from the beginning and is to eternity;
This God came to you and I. Continue reading Is Christmas already over?
These stories brought to light the realities of the Green: these people were fighting against sexual assault, police brutality, and social stigma associated with mental health–issues that we Yalies tout ourselves for championing. Continue reading Pursuing Justice as the Justified
What is God’s purpose for romance? Continue reading What is God’s Purpose for Romance?
“It is my hope that whatever the outcome of this election may be, whatever new president and administration is in power, whatever government that comes about, no matter how unfavorable it may be, that people would demonstrate good behavior for it is God who has ultimate authority and ‘in God we trust.'” Continue reading An Unfavorable Government: Lessons from Daniel
He stood up for the minorities; he walked alongside those who were hurt; he marched with the oppressed. He was betrayed and in the end, the very people he trusted most crucified him. But here is where you and I can find strength and power. Continue reading To My Black Friends: You are Victorious. Even in Death.