Before I start this one, let me make something exceptionally clear. There are a full range of reasons celebrities have been cancelled over the past few years, each with varying public reaction. This post is about the vast majority of cases, not the extreme outliers. To put it bluntly—I am not addressing the Epstein's and… Continue reading What cancel culture gets wrong about justice.
Jesus did everything he could to not be famous. There are at least seven moments recorded where He does something miraculous and immediately commands everybody to keep their mouths shut about what they just saw. He restores sight to two blind guys. He brings a dead 12-year-old girl back to life. He talks out loud… Continue reading Fame ≠ Favor
When somebody offers you a free car, just say yes. That’s what I learned in 2017. My old truck wasn’t going to last much longer. There was enough rust on the frame that a well-timed speed bump may have severed the entire vehicle in half, and my $12-dollar-an-hour job couldn’t fund any more $2000 repair… Continue reading turn back.
Kanye West, the guy who once referred to himself as “Yeezus” Kanye, the man who once wrote a song titled, “I am a God.” Kanye, who interrupted Taylor Swift’s grammy speech. Kanye, an admitted sex addict. Kanye, a man whose obsession with fame and fortune brought him to the depths of hopelessness. Kanye, whose Mom… Continue reading If your God can’t save Kanye, your God is too small.
There’s an obvious spiritual movement playing out on the world stage and Christians are missing it. It’s not a new megachurch. It’s not a certain preaching style. It’s not a hot worship band. Bigger than all of that. It’s people like Justin Bieber. And Chance the Rapper. And Kevin Durant. And Selena Gomez. And Chris… Continue reading Bieber. Chance. Kanye. Selena—and the movement Christians are missing.
January 2017 — I broke up with a girl, moved to a new town, and started a new job. All in the span of 12 hours. It was the kind of wild, all-at-once change that most of life brought up to that point. A few months prior I packed my car and left Florida without… Continue reading be satisfied in the wait
My favorite authors are dead. I don’t love the fact that they’re dead. I didn’t mean for them to be dead. And it’s definitely not my fault they’re dead. But—just like T.I. and Justin Timberlake once taught us—that’s exactly what they are. Dead and gone. (Sorry.) I didn’t realize how much I loved dead writers… Continue reading Read Dead Authors