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Yes, I Read *The Benedict Option*

Lately, Rod Dreher's *The Benedict Option* has been showing up on people's bookshelves; Christian read it and it brought up some deep longings for community.

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.

"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...

Why I Let My Daughter Be Scared - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

As a parent, it's always hard to decide what kinds of things your kids should watch, especially if they are scared. But maybe there is value in watching things that scare our children?

Why Supporting Doubt Helps Develop Faith

New research indicates that doubt is the single biggest factor leading young people away from the Church. Yet the problem isn't really their doubt: it's our flawed response to it.

Two Things to Remember in the Face of Doubt

As we get older, it can be hard to hold onto the faith of our youth. Here are two things to remember in the face of doubt.

Mercy is Better Than What I Deserve - Sunday of the Canaanite Woman

Mercy is something that is given freely, not something deserved. And thank God, because if we all got we deserved, then who would stand a chance before the face of God?

The World is Scary; Jesus Wins - Ninth Sunday of Luke

In the wake of violence and the terror of life, it's hard to be anything but afraid. But the Kingdom of God and Jesus Christ give us hope that all will be well.

Why Being Good to Enemies is the Worst and Only Path to Salvation - Second Sunday of Luke

Being merciful to enemies is difficult, and it often is fairly unpleasant. But this Sunday, Christ invites us to walk the hard path of being good to those who harm us.