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.

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.

The Prodigal’s Father, by Mike Adams

The Prodigal’s Father, by Mike Adams

Guest Bloggers Guest Bloggers
Thursday July 28, 2016

christian life

If you’re like me (and I hope you’re not) you may be rolling your eyes right now, thinking, “Oh great! Another blog about the story of the Prodigal! Haven’t we read and heard enough about this story already?” If that’s you, I empathize with you.

Car Wreck Christianity

Car Wreck Christianity

Chad West Chad West
Tuesday July 26, 2016

christian life

We Christians seem to think the world's problem is a behavioral one. And if the problem is bad behavior, then the solution must be good behavior. And, while we're sinners too, we know the truth. So, we think we should all get together—there’s a…

Grace Is Free - Marci Preheim

Grace Is Free - Marci Preheim

Key Life Key Life
Monday July 11, 2016

christian life women

The church is infected with a deadly disease. Symptoms include burdensome to-do lists, conformity to arbitrary rules, and sickeningly sweet self-righteousness. Left untreated, the infection will ultimately lead to the death of faith. The good news is that the cure is free! Join Marci Preheim on SBE for a discussion of her book, ‘Grace Is Free: One Woman’s Journey From Fundamentalism to Failure to Faith.’