Today is Good Friday, remembering the day when crowds demanded to crucify a man who was supposed — and had utterly failed — to make Israel great again. Israel has long and powerful legacy of being great. All Abrahamic religions clearly identify them as God’s chosen people: promised to become a great nation, one through … More Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again
I’ve always been a bit of a reluctant blonde. I don’t dislike my hair color, but blonde has never felt like me. I wasn’t a cheerleader. I have never cared about makeup or fashion. Growing up, I was the one who was good at school. I’d also worn glasses since age five, and I was … More Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives
I’ve written plenty about C.S. Lewis, whose writings — fiction and nonfiction alike — have challenged, sharpened, and encouraged my faith more than any other Christian author. But I haven’t spent as much time on some of the many other Christian authors whose writing has expanded my view of God and helped me live my … More 10 Quotes From My Favorite Christian Authors
Meghan Trainor, the smash hit singer behind “All About That Bass,” has officially found her future husband. The artist got engaged to Daryl Sabara (of Spy Kids) over the holiday. Much excite. So celebrity. Such romance. Naturally, I (and, judging from the YouTube comments, other people also) re-watched the “Dear Future Husband” music video, and as … More Uncomfortable Parts of Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband”
The internet is addicted to Donald Trump. With one tweet, our president can send the entire nation into a frenzy felt on all corners of the web. Since 2016 — for a full two years now — Trump and his family have dominated media, and we can’t seem to quit talking about them. So far, the … More Help Us, Meghan Markle, You’re Our Only Hope
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to lead our Sunday morning time of prayer. I was given the opportunity to write whatever I wanted … and the process of putting together a prayer for our community ended up being one of the neatest writing experiences I’ve had in a long time. God, we … More A Prayer For a Broken and Beautiful World
The CW’s expanding collection of DC Comics shows have been my favorite for a while. I’ve deeply admired the ways showrunner Greg Berlanti and his staff write strong female characters, aren’t afraid to have POC love interests, and have — again and again — cast their shows with actors who more accurately reflect the ethnic diversity … More Arrow & Kreisberg: Just an Illusion of Inclusion & Equity?