Looking for Meaning in a Box Full of Meaning

Looking for Meaning in a Box Full of Meaning

Chad West Chad West
Tuesday August 16, 2016

christian life

All my life, I wanted to do something special. My heart ached with hunger for some reason to beat. I dreamed of success that led to peace. It’s probably why I went into ministry. Besides the religious expectation that anyone showing a serious interest in Christianity must be destined to be a pastor, I wanted meaning. The problem was that once I had a meaningful calling, I started asking myself if it was meaningful enough.

Kierkegaard: A Single Life - Stephen Backhouse

Kierkegaard: A Single Life - Stephen Backhouse

Key Life Key Life
Monday August 15, 2016

christian life

This week on SBE, ‘Kierkegaard: A Single Life.’ No, this isn’t another book about Christian dating. It’s about “the ultimate anti-Christianity Christian” like you’ve never seen him before. Join Stephen Backhouse for a story filled with romance, betrayal, family curses, humor, and riots as he discusses his new book about the life of Kierkegaard.

I Give Up

I Give Up

Steve Brown Steve Brown
Wednesday August 10, 2016

christian life

I need to be very careful here. I have this tendency to get religious and to pretend that I’m better than I am. But with all of the humility I can muster, I really am better. I’m not sure where it came from, but I don’t write as many caustic letters as I used to write. I’m not nearly as angry as I once was. I think less lustful, prideful and bitter thoughts than I once did. Quite frankly, I pray better, live better, and serve more faithfully and joyfully than I ever did before.

Surviving Back to School

Surviving Back to School

Lauren R.E. Larkin Lauren R.E. Larkin
Tuesday August 9, 2016

christian life family parenting

This morning I walked my boys to their first day of school for the 2016/17 school year. I all but skipped the whole way; my step was full of spring, theirs was a bit more shuffled. Yes, I am glad that school is back in session. But before you cast me that oh-great-another-ungrateful-mom-is-happy-that-she’s-rid-of-her-kids side-ways glare or mumble under your breath that I should be more grateful for the miracles and blessings that are my children, let me assure you: I am in fact very grateful for their lives and do see them as the blessings they are, so much so that I’ve set my occupational aspirations to super slo-mo to serve them to the best I can.

When Lawlessness Increases

When Lawlessness Increases

Elyse Fitzpatrick Elyse Fitzpatrick
Saturday August 6, 2016

christian life pain & suffering

Just this morning I awakened to the news that two more police officers had been shot…this time in my own city. As I scrolled through my Twitter feed, I read other accounts of political corruption at the highest levels of government, and terror attacks around the world.