Why Marriage Might Be More Important Than We Realize

As I was driving home from work one day last week, I had a simple revelation. It wasn’t one of those epic “Ah-ha!” moments, but more of a gentile reminder. The revelation was that marriage is important. I know this seems like an obvious declaration, but I found myself wondering […]

Does Pop-Culture Matter?

When I first started going to church, I was basically a 19 year old punk. I longed for some kind of community and stability and much like any other angst ridden teenager, I was searching for something greater than myself. I was also really into this girl that I worked […]

Baseball, Anxiety, and the Length of the Wick in a Candle

“For it is money they have, and peace they lack.” When James Earl Jones utters this phrase in Field of Dreams, it’s hard for me not to get a lump in my throat. As cheesy as some might consider this scene, it nonetheless resonates with me and remains an iconic […]

Can Family Make You Crazy?

In mental health circles, using the word crazy is typically discouraged and frowned upon. A parent might say something like, “You are driving me crazy” to his or her child upon reaching hour six of an eight-hour road trip without giving it a second thought. While children are likely not literally […]

A Baseball Analogy: Sovereignty vs. Control

As we (finally) wrap up the book of Job this week, I am left to wonder if there is a difference between sovereignty and control. Job 1.9 paints the picture of God handing Job over to Satan. “Have you considered my servant Job?” (New International Version). I always assumed that […]