Repent of Technolatry!

SOAP Journal Entry for May 18th, 2021 Scripture: Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food. Habakkuk 1:16 Observation: Idols aren’t always carved images. They can be other works of our own hands. In the case of the …

You Only Have One Problem

I met a homeless man while doing outreach at the park one day. He had agreed to hear the gospel from me and so I began to share. He sat there distracted as I spoke, so I would stop every few minutes to ask for feedback. He didn’t seem to have heard anything I was …

Other Side of the Coin

2012 was the perfect year for our family to go to Disney together. With twelve years between our firstborn and “the baby,” Jamie and I had reckoned that there’d be a narrow window when Caleb was still young enough to enjoy it with us and when Lydia would be old enough to remember it. Somehow, …

All or Nothing

Do you know someone whose Facebook feed alternates between affirmations of faith and vulgar sexual references? I look at those people and ask myself, “How do they understand faith in God?” After much consideration and dialogue with others about their faith, I’ve come to the conclusion that many people see God as a means to …

Eight Enough?

When it comes to building community, meals matter. Though planning and providing them can feel at times like a weighty burden. ┬áHere are some ideas to lighten the load: Reconcile yourself to the possibility that someone else might think that you didn’t work as hard on your dish as they did on theirs. Pick up …