Finally, A Blog Post About Zelda - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Video games are fun, but not only because they provide great entertainment. They speak to our desire to participate in a story that is bigger than we are: God's Story.

Giving Thanks Even During the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenge for many of us. Here are three things that we can do to give thanks when we struggle to find the words.

"Sit Up Straight" and Other Reminders

Has anyone ever jabbed their hand in between your shoulder blades as a not-so-subtle reminder to stand up straighter? If not, then congratulations, you probably have good posture. ...

Orthodox Christians, Politics, and Life After Election 2016

How do Orthodox Christians relate to our political leaders, and how do we move on after a divisive presidential election?

Dancing Anxiously at Life's Circumference

Often we get distracted by the outside circumstances of our lives, and we lose focus on Christ at the Center.

On God and Gilmore Girls

"So, it's a show?"
"It's a lifestyle."
"It's a religion."

A Church for Healing

Jesus was known as a healer, but does He still heal today?

"Cubs Win!" and Other Election Day Thoughts - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

The Cubs won! And today, someone will win the presidency. Let's hold fast to the hope that our King is coming, no matter what happens in the polls.

The Benefits of Time Travel

When I first heard about the app “Timehop,” I had really mixed feelings.   If you haven’t heard of it, it does what it sounds like: hops through time. It pools together a...

When People Hurt Us

When someone hurts us – whether physically or emotionally – we have a choice of how to respond and to move forward. How do we forgive and let go of this pain?