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
I’ve known about C.S. Lewis since I was young. Growing up, my mom read us The Chronicles of Narnia before bed. One of the most unique things about C.S. Lewis is that pretty much all Christians — whether liberal or conservative; regardless of denomination — tend to like his writing. A British novelist and Oxford-educated … More 19 C.S. Lewis Quotes for When a Christ-Centered Life Is Too Obnoxiously Hard
I went canoeing today…in pants. It was hot outside — I put on sunscreen 3 separate times and my face still burnt — but I was with a group of men and women my age, since there were, you know, menfolk present, I didn’t feel like wearing shorts. If they made board shorts for women, … More Modest is Hottest: And I’m Starting to Get Overheated
I love to write about faith. And Then There’s Beth is a mix of all the things I love to think about: from pop culture to social justice, but the vast majority of what I write about has to do with Christianity and spiritual growth. Here are 22 tweets about faith that never made it … More 22 Tweets on Faith: Strangely Simple, But So Tough Sometimes
As a lifelong Evangelical (who turned — gasp — progressive in college), I often bristle at certain words or phrases that tend to be overused in Christian circles. Do you ever notice how “blessed” can feel like cliche we mostly use in Instagram captions about our iced coffee? Or how a person’s assertion that “God called me … More “Called by God” – What Does That Really Mean?
“The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” I’ve heard this quote by Frederick Buechner — shoutout if you already knew his name is pronounced BEAK-ner — about a billion times. It’s one of the most popular bits of advice for people of faith seeking to … More 7 Quotes on Vocation from Parker J. Palmer’s “Let Your Life Speak”
This will sound incredibly strange, to pretty much everyone, but tomorrow is my favorite day of the entire year. Holy Saturday. Yeah, I know. By all accounts, this should be the worst possible day. Holy Saturday is the day after Jesus was killed. If you were one of his followers, you probably feel numb. By … More Holy Saturday: Gutted with Loss and Completely Hopeless