The Future is Now

The future will be better. That’s what I tell myself when school feels irrelevant, or life seems dull and unchanging, or I seem dull and unchanging. In high school, I wanted to go far away to college to gain independence and maturity, to finally start the rest of my life. In varying degrees, I had ...

Healing Begins (and other songs)

16. November 2010 Lists 1
This is my “short list” of encouraging, inspiring Christian songs. Some of them fall clearly in the “worship music” bracket; others are more Christian contemporary or something else. They may go about it in different ways, but they all bring me to a more worshipful mindset, and remind me of my need for God. City ...

“For I do not do the good I want to do…

… but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” (Romans 7:19) I just finished a wave of projects in most of my classes. Now I don’t have any major assignments due right away. This is my danger zone, and not just because of the procrastination factor. “I don’t hafta, so ...

Exploring Doubt

I need to stay away from the IMDb message boards. One minute, I’m on the page for the movie “End of the Spear”; the next, I’m reading “You Know You’re a Fundamentalist Christian When…” Debates about religion and especially Christianity rage in message boards and the comments sections of articles, YouTube videos, blogs. And probably ...