A Grand (Bully) President

There’s Washington, Lincoln, then Teddy. Get to know one of the most influential and originial presidents of the last century. Leaders: made, not born Theodore Roosevelt was the runt of his family. He was small, constantly sick, a bit of a homebody — and while he came from privilege, he built a life that tested his limits. IfContinue reading “A Grand (Bully) President”

A Surprising Kingdom

“Surprise” comes from Old French that means “to seize”. To be surprised is to be trapped for a moment — suspended, seized by a change so profound, so in contrast with the colors of the normal, so unraveling, that you’re compelled to simply stay motionless. Emotion follows. It’s hard to surprise us anymore. Just a century ago,Continue reading “A Surprising Kingdom”

Jesus At The Table

Tomorrow, most of us will take a seat around our table, filled with family and friends. We may spend longer than usual talking about the cranberries, the weather, or the game — because we all know at any moment, the trending topics of social media could make their way into the social gathering. This sort of fearContinue reading “Jesus At The Table”

What was the Reformation?

Regardless of your faith convictions, the Reformation has impacted your life. And not in unsignificant ways. The Reformation has been linked to capitalism, politics, and the scientific revolution. Those within the Christian faith unknowingly lean on the effects of the Reformation when we open our Bible app, head to our local Baptist, Presbyterian, or otherContinue reading “What was the Reformation?”

The Gospel for Valentine’s Day

You’ve probably felt it — that feeling. It doesn’t matter if you’re married, dating, single: Valentine’s Day can be strange. Your relationship status shouldn’t determine your joy today, because relationships aren’t ultimate. No, not just because of all the commercialized fluff. (that just means Reeses go on sale everywhere tomorrow, mark your calendars). Valentine’s Day is strangeContinue reading “The Gospel for Valentine’s Day”