Seeing Jesus Clearly

Slumped in their muddy trenches, with darkness settling over the battlefield, soldiers of the First World War were on edge. In the pitch black night, a flare lit up the sky over their trench, almost like a lightbulb, hanging in the sky, slowly falling back down to earth. Their heart skips a beat: the enemyContinue reading “Seeing Jesus Clearly”

Why I Quit A Social Media Detox

4 weeks ago, I started a quest for fresh life hacks and helpful tips on tech usage. It led me into a 4 week detox…that I eventually quit. “Life change” is a phrase thrown around in Christian circles. It’s what happens when someone meets and follows the risen Jesus. I like the phrase. Digital MinimalismContinue reading “Why I Quit A Social Media Detox”

Where Life Is Won

Sports are one of my passions. Any sport, really. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey — a ball, a puck, anything. I suppose it’s something to do with the home I was raised in. Even now, the Stacy men keep a group text going devoted to sports news. (If you need proof, I could show you the most recentContinue reading “Where Life Is Won”

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”