God is Good

God is good. What does that even mean? It’s a phrase I associate with old preachers and choruses of people saying, “All the time!” It’s also the single most important truth for my own spiritual walk, and it took a year of missional service around the world for me to truly realize what it meant to me. Three years ago I decided to take a year off of college to go on the World Race, a gap year program for people to experience what it’s like to live and serve as a missionary. We lived in El Salvador, Malawi, and the Philippines for three months each, doing any and all volunteer work you could imagine. We were English teachers, babysitters, preachers, summer camp coordinators, and, most important

JC died for your sins

Bono, frontman for U2, was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine upon Johnny Cash's death. He told the most relatable story, like, ever. "When I visited him at home one time, he said the most beautiful, poetic grace. He said, 'Shall we bow our heads?' We all bowed our heads. Then, when he was done, he looked at me and said, 'Sure miss the drugs, though.' It was just to say, 'I haven’t become a holy Joe.' He just couldn’t be self-righteous. I think he was a very godly man, but you had the sense that he had spent his time in the desert. And that just made you like him more. It gave his songs some dust. And that voice was definitely locusts and honey." The son of an impoverished Depre

EVIL

I knew better to click on the link. I was a few videos in to the black hole that is Youtube’s ‘suggested videos’ sidebar, and had been watching the likes of “15 unexplained phenomena caught on camera,” and “15 historical mysteries that are still unexplained,” and “15 creepy recordings caught by a GoPro.” So when another popped up from the same channel, “15 disturbing sites found on the deep web,” my morbid curiosity got the better of me. See, I’m a fan of the horror genre already. I’m on a quest to read all of Stephen King’s works, and I’d probably be able to if he’d stop putting a book out every 6 months. I read a lot of Edgar Allen Poe and the like as a kid, and generally when someone s

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