The One Thing Even Jesus Didn’t Want To Do

Life B&W

Culture has a tendency to quietly whisper in our ear that independence is a beautiful thing– but we were made for so much more than being independent. We value the concept of being self-made, culture tells us that we must be primarily true to ourselves, and having an independent personality is generally seen as a strength. Culture tells [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why Christians Can Be So Mean To Each Other

“In fairness, I think people in general have a propensity to be mean to each other. But Christians? We’re the ones who are supposed to be known by our love. Yet, visit the comment section of almost any Christian blog post- mine or otherwise- and it is quick to see that we often become people not known by love, but by our ability to eat our own young.” {Excerpt from Article} [Read more...]

What Is Sucking The Life Out Of You? (thinking about fasting differently)

What are the things in your life that are sucking the life out of you? What are the things that are draining and leaving you feeling empty? The other day I listed the practice of “fasting” as one of the keys to living a more radical Christian life. I don’t know about you, but fasting [Read More...]

5 Practices Toward A More Radical Christian Life (a challenge to my readers)


The message of Jesus is radical: the key to “life” isn’t through saving your life, but through giving it away. To enter into his Kingdom and the radical life he promises, we must rid ourselves of the two things that get in the way: a love affair with ourselves and with our possessions. Here are 5 practices to change your life: [Read more...]

When Pastors Live In Multimillion Dollar Mansions, It’s Not A Sign Of God’s Blessing– But Our Sinfulness


Is the phenomenon of rich American pastors a sign of God’s blessing? In this post about my work in India and the association between American Christianity and wealth, I ask some hard questions about what it means to actually follow Jesus. [Read more...]