Madiba v. The World: 7 things I learned from Nelson Mandela and the anti-Apartheid movement

August 5, 1962.  44 year-old Nelson Mandela drives away from Durban, South Africa to visit his family in Johannesburg after months of separation. Mandela just returned from an illegal trip across the African continent, raising support for the anti-Apartheid movement he’s been organizing underground for the past seventeen months. The movement is turning violent, and… Continue reading Madiba v. The World: 7 things I learned from Nelson Mandela and the anti-Apartheid movement

Biblical dating isn't very biblical.

Christians have a ton to say about relationships. A quick search returns thousands of articles and books guiding young Christians on how to date right—from the classic I Kissed Dating Goodbye to my personal favorite… Texting Mr. Right. Seriously.  And if you’ve been around church for any amount of time, you’ve heard them. Popular sermons,… Continue reading Biblical dating isn't very biblical.

Death hurts more at Christmas. Move forward anyway.

In the past two years my family lost two grandparents.  We’ve suffered through tragic physical and mental illnesses. Jobs have changed.  People have aged.  Relationships got more complicated.  All to say, the holidays this year are… different.  Not bad, just different. We’re still a very close family. We laugh a ton and share stories for… Continue reading Death hurts more at Christmas. Move forward anyway.