The Natural Disaster of Empathy Overload

I once heard Pastor Shane Hipps (an expert on media technology and marketing) describe a consequence of globalized media.  He talked about how as humans, we are designed to empathize with one another which should inevitably lead to compassionate action.  So, when we see a natural disaster being covered on CNN, our hearts ache as [Read More...]

The Evolution of Mothers Day OR Cheesy Anti-Scientific Christian-ese

So what do you think?  If you read this blog on a regular occasion, you probably know what I think :-)  The sign is clever and quite honoring to moms, but the attack on science makes Christians look anti-intellectual.  Its time to move beyond this debate and allow the Scriptures to form an accurate worldview [Read More...]

The God who Suffers in Japan

The history of our world is the history of our suffering together.  Every act of evil extracts a tear from God, every plunge into anguish extracts a sob from God.  But the history of our world is the history of our deliverance together.  God’s work to release himself from his suffering is his work to [Read More...]

Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of a Child, Guest Contributor: James B. Carroll

What a cool thing it is to connect with so many people, from so many places, and with so many perspectives.  This is a post that was birthed out of my OPEN MIC blog post (BTW- still accepting submission ideas).  I want to hear from others, about how God is at work in their own [Read More...]


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