Martin Scorsese’s newest film, Silence, takes a heart-wrenching look at the 17th century Jesuit missionary work in Japan. Two priests are faced with the troubling news that one of their own denounced God in the face of persecution. In response, they head to Japan to retrieve the truth. Silence, beautifully captures the real life struggles of […]
We live in a drama-filled world, don’t we? Every where you look there’s some lofty, disingenuous, exaggerated, or tone-deaf statement being made in the form of advertising, television, your highly self-conscious coworker, or your Facebook feed. I went into Starbucks and on their menu board was a picture of a few drinks that said, “Crafted […]
I was introduced to Tullian Tchividjian’s message back in 2013. At that time I was dealing with some significant disappointment in my life and needed a spiritual course correction. I took the unoriginal path of buying a few books to read, one of which was Tullian’s Glorious Ruin. Upon reading the book I found his […]
First of all, I have to start by saying that I am a huge Erwin McManus fan. My friend Robbie introduced me to McManus’s preaching back in 2008 and ever since that time, I’ve been hooked. When I heard that The Artisan Soul, Erwin’s 9th book was coming out, I was immediately intrigued. Unlike many of […]
I love reading about (or in this case watching) social experiments. They challenge our thinking and beliefs; what we know to be true about the world, and force us to decide between shifting our mindset or putting up walls. That’s exactly what this new video coming out of Norway does. In this video you’ll see […]
Acts 16 provides an amazing picture of what a true understanding of God’s grace does in even the toughest of circumstances. Paul and Silas were faced with an impossible challenge, but managed to maintain a spirt of joy, worship, and thanksgiving.
Don’t let my clever little title (okay, it’s not that clever) fool you, there are no ninjas in the town of Jinja. In fact, there is no connection to Japan there at all. Jinja, Uganda’s 2nd largest city, is probably most famous for being situated along Lake Victoria right at the source of the Nile […]