Article by Michael Bolland — Silent Treatment: This phrase, to me, is associated with memories of divisive high school drama or stubborn sibling insistence over trivial matters. I would guess I’m not the only person who connects this phrase with various experiences that involved childish manners of handling conflict. Essentially, it seems to be … More Silent Treatment
Article by Paul Stiver — I graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degree in Strategic Communication, aka Advertising. Since I graduated in 2009, I’ve never worked a job in advertising or any related field. I do not use my degree. However, I do use the things I learned while acquiring … More False Advertising
Article by: Aaron Shaw, 6/21/2016 — I’ll be the first to say that summer is one is my favorite seasons. When we turn the corner from rainy 40 degree spring to that first 60 degree day with nothing but sunshine, I’m the first one to throw on a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, and grab my … More Rest More, Kill More Sin: Your Summer Guide to Doing Less
25“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather … More Jesus’ Answer to Anxiety
In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus immediately follows the feeding of the five thousand by asking his disciples a question. “Who do you say that I am?” This did a coincidence. To use a sport’s analogy, this is an uncontested layup. “All right guys, I just miraculously fed a multitude in the desert. Who am I?” To … More Fishes And Loaves Part 3
When the disciples encountered a hungry assembly in Luke 9, it was not the people who were grumbling but the disciples themselves. Crowds had followed Jesus to Bethsaida (literally, “the house of fish”), a town along the Upper Jordan River, near the Sea of Galilee. Luke says that Jesus welcomed the crowd, speaking of the … More Fishes And Loaves Part 2
When the Hebrew nation found themselves wandering the desert in Exodus 16, they were only about one month removed from their escape from Egypt, an adventure replete with a miraculous crossing of the Red Sea and pillars of cloud and fire acting as their personal vanguards. They went without water as they crossed through the … More Fishes And Loaves Part 1
One of the most dangerous things you can believe in our modern world is that technology is neutral. Yes, technology is the means by which we transform the world as it is into the world that we desire. However, what we often fail to notice is that it is not only the world that gets … More VELT IT!
I recently watched Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos series, which is a deep scientific dive into the vastness of our universe and the Earth’s place inside it. Tyson is a professed agnostic, and the show clearly presents science as the most venerated of human pursuits, even positioning scientific discovery as a kind of god that can … More How Neil deGrasse Tyson Helped Me Worship Our Lord
In the last post, I discussed some of the ways technology changes us. In this post, I will describe some of the reasons why we are drawn to use technology.