The Danger of Propaganda and Dismissing Free Speech/Press

If you had told me twelve months ago that our current president of the United States would be banned from all social platforms, unable to communicate with the American people, barely covered by the “news” sources, and so publicly hated by the Congress mob, I would have scoffed. Not in America, surely. We value our […]

The Purpose of Silence

For the last four years, our homeschool family has gathered with other families to teach, learn, and grow together. Each mom takes time weaving in her personal touches to the lesson, whether it’s history, science, art, music, or Latin. My friend Dinah teaches the music portion, explaining the notes and beats of a musical composition. […]

5 Aspects of American Culture that Have No Place in the Heart of a Christian

ENTITLEMENT & FOMO: If I was forced to peg a transitional date, I’d say 8-10 years ago was when I started noticing the entitlement attitude bleed into generations normally responsible and others-focused. In the academic world, I’ve dealt with the millennial crutch of “you owe it to me” for as long as I’ve been teaching. […]

Pivotal Turning Point for the American Church: How Will We Respond?

I didn’t live through the 60’s, but those who did say that even that time wasn’t as polarizing as we’re experiencing now. Of course, we didn’t have the Internet and social media and biased “news” sources to help fan the flames of violent division, but even so, people could disagree with one another in more […]

Fall Reads: Because We All Need a Break and a Little Perspective

It’s easy into today’s climate to fixate our attention on the media, social networks, or the latest numbers from the CDC, and we wonder when the volcano is going to blow. With politics and pandemics swirling hot lava around our feet, we might feel a little too indifferent or even neglectful to read anything that […]

Spiritual Warfare Comes in a Variety of Shapes and Colors

I’m reading through the Gospels with my sisters right now and am struck by how often the religious people of Jesus’ day followed him around, trying to stop him in his mission, nit-picking every little perfect thing He did. They didn’t understand Jesus; they didn’t like that He was healing people or preaching salvation apart […]