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Do Christians Have to Be Nice? Part II

In May, I wrote one of my most popular articles on this site – Do Christians Have to Be Nice? In it, I describe how Jesus was often not very nice or polite to people, and how we have redefined love to mean shallow platitudes of courtesy rather than extensions […]

Rock Bottom? No, That’s Behind You.

I hit rock bottom, the lowest point of my life, in December 2016. I was so depressed that I wished I was dead. I was so depressed that I didn’t eat or sleep. I spent my days often in a daze, sometimes just staring at the clock, wishing that each […]

Misunderstandings about Modesty

Before I started my job as a teacher in a Christian elementary school, I was asked to sign a “lifestyle agreement” that stated I must adhere to certain standards of conduct or risk losing my position. One of these condition was that I always dress modestly in “business casual” attire. […]

God Is Not Your Personal GPS

As a teenager and in my early twenties, I absolutely loved contemporary Christian music and rarely listened to any secular songs. In fact, I owed a lot of my spiritual maturity as a teen to many CCM groups and their youth-oriented ministry. The older I got, however, the more I […]