Earthy. Poppy. Raw. Polished. Bluesy. Rocked out. Electric. Folky. Just when you think you have this album dialed, each song successively surprises with variation and nuance.
- October 31, 2012 |
Do you want to hear about the real "war on women"? Well, it’s not coming from the Republicans or the Democrats.
- October 31, 2012 |
How should Christians respond to this holiday?
The Obama campaign placed an ad on its website titled “Lena Dunham: Your First Time.” Talking directly to the camera, she likens voting for Barack Obama to losing your virginity.
If I catch myself pretending or proving, I know I'm processing my hurt the wrong way.
The occasional clever parallel to the current political climate is forgotten every time another jaw-dropping crack about sex or bodily functions occurs.
The issue of Halloween presses itself annually upon the Christian conscience. What's the significance?
Since the sexual revolution, the "enlightened" have viewed chastity and monogamy as "unnatural." But, what’s really unnatural is promiscuity.
There’s a special vitality to Anberlin, a great mix of hope, energy, and creativity, too often missing in music today.
I'm not advocating the glorification of darkness or evil. But here are some truths I took away from one spooky Halloween.
If you plan to view this Nickelodeon product with your kids, prepare to come away shell-shocked rather than satisfied.
I was recently asked four compelling questions by Outreach magazine related to the future of the church. They were specific, and as a result, forced me to galvanize quite a bit of "wide" thinking into a concise format.
Left to itself, grief will make you bitter. But with God’s help and comfort you will become better. It’s your choice.
“Love the sinner, hate the sin” works in many contexts, but Christians are learning that there is one context, one very important context, in which it does not work quite so well.
"Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearance), but judge fairly and righteously" John 7:24
“They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord” 2 Thessalonians 2:9 To be shut out from God’s presence and from His power is to be without hope and without love forever. This is one of the hardest truths in the Bible. But here’s something I’ve discovered—the hardest truths can produce the most tender hearts. If you grasp this most difficult of doctrines, God will use it to soften your heart today.
For every story that makes the news service, there are dozens that don’t. Besides attacks on Christian shops and churches, Christians are being kidnapped and held for ransom. They are often arrested and tried for "blasphemy," with the aim to humiliate, repress and intimidate them.
It has been fascinating to witness the rise of Halloween in recent years. I’ve developed a theory. It may seem a little far-fetched, but hear me out and let me know what you think.
- October 24, 2012 |