You Were Never Meant to Be Enough

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, alwaysContinue reading “You Were Never Meant to Be Enough”

Beyond All Recognition

It was the most disorienting moment I can remember my whole life long. I knew exactly where I was — and yet I was utterly, completely lost. Lost on a trail where getting lost should have been impossible. I was standing in exactly the same place I’d been just five minutes earlier. The park wasContinue reading “Beyond All Recognition”

They Just Don’t Come

A few years back, I heard about a church that had grown concerned about their bloated membership. After years of lackadaisical accounting, the number had become unwieldy, even disingenuous. Their “official” membership tallied more than twice the average attendance— doubtlessly inflated by the dead, the derelict, and the well-intentioned-but-never-there. This discrepancy obscured the church’s identity.Continue reading “They Just Don’t Come”

His Compassion Is Our Confidence

Throughout the four Gospels, readers are flooded with examples of the compassion of Christ. In His miracles, Christ shows His compassion by giving sight to the blind, making the lame walk, and curing people with extreme sickness. In His parables, He consistently shows that God’s heart is geared toward compassion and His desire is forContinue reading “His Compassion Is Our Confidence”

The Scorched Earth Policy

One of the defining moments of my generation (millennials) was the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011. Sparked by generational cynicism about institutions and concern about inequality and justice, the movement gave expression to a growing sense that something needed to burn. The wealthy. The privileged 1 percent. The whole financial system. We weren’t clearContinue reading “The Scorched Earth Policy”

Disrupting Ourselves to Death

It’s a word that has probably been uttered in every start-up pitch meeting in the last decade. Silicon Valley tech bros toss it around enthusiastically, and Wall Street investors react to it skeptically. Disruption. Or its buzzy adjective: disruptive. Originating in the 1990s with the “disruptive innovation” theory of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen,Continue reading “Disrupting Ourselves to Death”

Remember the Women of Iran in Your Prayers

A concerted push for women’s rights began the movement we see today in Iran. A closer examination reveals three ways Iran violates women and girls. First, society says women are worthless. “The women of Iran have been brought up in a Muslim culture,” Lana Silk explains. Silk is the U.S.-based CEO of Transform Iran, anContinue reading “Remember the Women of Iran in Your Prayers”

Where Are the Young Leaders?

The biggest technology story of this past year involves a fraud perpetrated by a boy. Or so the press would have us believe.  Just months before Sam Bankman-Fried’s unraveling, Fortune Magazine referred to the billionaire as a “trading wunderkind” a latter-day Warren Buffett only with a “goofy facade” and a penchant for fidget spinners. EvenContinue reading “Where Are the Young Leaders?”