How To Be Authentically “No-Drama” Believers

Church drama is more often than not a hydra-headed monster. It might initially be caused by a particular incident or person, but over time it becomes a labyrinthine mess of believers behaving badly, all contributing to the problem without ever owning part of it. [Click title to read more.]

Sometimes God’s Grace Weighs Heavy On Me

It's true that Christianity is simple, in the sense that it's easy enough to grasp and apply. But oh, sometimes it is hard: not to apply the good news to ourselves, but to live in the light of grace as it impacts others. [Click title to read more.]

Giving Up The Fight Against Pain and Discomfort

It's not necessarily wrong to avoid pain, and to do what we can to minimize the pain, discomfort, fear, or grief in our lives. But a lot of us need to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable. [Click title to read more.]

Get Over Your Fear Of Being Wrong

A lot of believers go through life never questioning themselves about anything. They never confront the possibility that they might be wrong. Ever. [Click title to read more.]

Let’s Be Okay With Disagreement. The Bible Says We Can.

Arguments among Christians are particularly fraught because behind them always lurks the specter of salvation, of eternity, of Christ. Losing an argument feels like you are doing it "wrong," which can be frightening; no one wants to invoke God's wrath or feel like a "lesser" Christian or believe that they are blind to a truth in God's word. [Click title to read more.]

Yes, The Parable of the Prodigal Son Is Unfair and Uncomfortable.

I'd like to be honest and say that if the parable of the prodigal son doesn't sometimes irritate you just a little, you might be missing another truth inside it. [Click title to read more.]