Why the Reformation Matters Today

Exactly 503 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenburg, Germany, launching the Protestant Reformation. The act was far less a public press release as it was an invitation to an academic debate, much like publishing a controversial article in an academic journal. But thanks to the recent…

My Top 5 Most Encouraging Songs

I tied my shoes the other day for my semi-daily run, turned on my earbuds, and set my “favs” playlist to shuffle before turning onto one of my three usual routes. It wasn’t until I had crossed the highway and started running around the park close to our house that I noticed a theme: each…

Is Personality Testing Helpful?

“You’re a three as well?” “You’re the only five I’ve ever met in my life!” “I can’t believe you both are eights and are dating!” An excited string of comments lit up the room when a member of the campus discipleship team mentioned the enneagram. I could only look around and chuckle — incredulously —…

Straddling Cultures

“You were homeschooled too?” I had a joined a couple of our discipleship group leader girls in the cafeteria over lunch. It was as if a spark went off. Suddenly, we could share about our experiences taking co-op classes and laugh about fifteen-passenger vans (especially the ones with at least ten mini-people bumper stickers on…