I’m gonna need to crush your dreams to give you faith.

That is one of the hardest statements I have ever had to type, and I typed it on my Notes app during the last session of Passion 2017.

If you did not attend Passion 2017, or have never attended a Passion event, simply Google Passion Conferences or 268generation and research what it’s all about. I have been a supporter and participant in this movement ever since I attended Passion 2005 in Nashville, TN. God has used Passion in my life in important ways. And I will never speak negatively about something that is so powerfully emboldening an entire generation of college students.
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Book Review: #OrganicJesus

#OrganicJesus
#OrganicJesus by Scott Douglas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Irreverant. Funny. Provocative. Sincere. Challenging.

The Good
Scott Douglas does a great job of keeping you on the edge. He says things in a way that challenges you to think more deeply. He has a knack for seeing the ironies and the humor in the Christian subculture. But, he does this while a committed member and defender of that same community.

The Bad
There is not a lot. This book is not about theology per se. It does tackle some theological topics in general terms. This leaves the reader wondering what they should believe on the matter. It would have been nice for there to have a been a nudge toward other resources to dig deeper. But, in the end, this is not the purpose of the book.

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A Short Film | “Riva” by Noble Lure

If you need twelve minutes of distraction, use this short film to fill it. You won’t regret it.

Beautifully dramatized, visually striking, and the score is just as poignant.

Description from the creator:

Led by a mysterious compass, a homeless woman embarks on a perilous journey to find healing for her broken hands.

/// Adapted from Mark 5:34 \\

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Film is produced by Chris Wiegand of Noble Lure.

5 Reasons the Next President will Disappoint You

I don’t normally write about politics. There are several reasons. One, I am not a fan of politics in general. Two, it usually starts more arguments than useful conversation. Third, I have better things to write about. But, as I was sitting in my office and thinking about the upcoming election I realized something. Continue reading “5 Reasons the Next President will Disappoint You”