A Few Thoughts on Beauty, Mystery, Love and Faith

If you were a young Christian growing up in the evangelical subculture around 1999, you knew who Josh Harris was. He wrote a best selling book about how he “kissed dating goodbye”, calling on his fellow you Jesus-freaks to be different then the world in our romantic relationships. His book influenced many young relationships as […]

#74 – A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans (My 100 Favorite Books!)

What if a person tried to follow all the rules and laws in the Bible about women for one year?  Rachel Held Evans did just that, and this is her fun and thoughtful book about her year.  I recall when it came out, one critique was that she misinterpreted the Bible.  But she addresses this, […]

Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans (Review)

Rachel Held Evans has been called the most polarizing woman in evangelicalism.  Whether that is true or not, she is certainly one of the most talented writers in evangelicalism today.  Her new book, Searching for Sunday, is a pleasure to read.  At times I was reminded of other great writers, like Frederick Buechner and Anne Lamott. […]

There’s No Silver Bullet in Outreach and Evangelism

Working in campus ministry, the question of the best way to reach out to college students with the gospel is one that is often on my mind.  What sort of activities and programs should we offer on campus?  What types of questions are people asking?  What is the best way to connect with skeptical students? […]

The Best Books I Read This Year

I read a good many books this year, not as many as in previous years but I suppose that comes with parenting.  Here is a list of my favorite reads in 2012.  Note, these are not all new books that came out in 2012, they are books I read in 2012. War and Peace by […]