Archive for 2012

UPDATE: Passion 2013: Live from Atlanta Jan. 1-4

UPDATE: Passion 2013: Live from Atlanta Jan. 1-4
At the conclusion of the 2013 Passion Conference, 60,000 college-aged students from around the world had raised over $3 million to combat human trafficking worldwide. Pastors and speakers Louie Giglio, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, Judah Smith, John Piper, and International Justice Mission President Gary Haughen gave messages at the conference’s main sessions, and worship was... Read more »

My Top 3 New York Times Best Seller Recommendations

My Top 3 New York Times Best Seller Recommendations
My Christmas vacation has been filled with screaming children, holiday lattes, and wrapping paper and presents. There have been discussions about Jesus, carols sung about Jesus, and books written about Jesus-the last one being the subject of this blog post. Thousands of authors have been featured on the New York Times best seller list, and... Read more »

FREE Christmas Music Downloads: Joy to the World

FREE Christmas Music Downloads: Joy to the World
‘Twas the Friday before Christmas, and all over the Internet, holiday music downloads were available – FOR FREE! K-LOVE and Air1 Christian radio stations are offering CCM rocker Jeremy Camp‘s rendition of “Joy to the World” on their respective sites today, and Today’s Christian Woman is giving out free “joy” too–on their site, it’s worship... Read more »
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Connecticut School Shooting: Love is a Weapon Against Darkness

Connecticut School Shooting: Love is a Weapon Against Darkness
When I heard the news about the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 27 children and a gunman dead (at the time of most recent reports), I was on my way to a Christianity Today staff Christmas luncheon. I didn’t feel quite right celebrating at such a time as... Read more »

The war on men: a single Christian lady perspective

The war on men: a single Christian lady perspective
Conservative Christians and liberal feminists alike have recently gone up in arms over the “end of men,” a topic broached in Hanna Rosin’s 2010 Atlantic Magazine cover story, “The End of Men” (she wrote a novel on this theme that was released in September). I’ve intentionally stayed out of this conversation until a friend read... Read more »

Pastor Rick Warren Goes Gangnam Style

Pastor Rick Warren Goes Gangnam Style
Rick Warren is a megachurch pastor, international speaker, and best-selling author of the bestselling hardback non-fiction book in history, The Purpose Driven Life. Outside of coordinating global peace efforts and Bible study curriculum for his 20,000+ member non-denominational Christian congregation in Southern California, he’s tracking popular trends and publicly declaring his affinity for South Korean... Read more »
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Homosexuality, Marijuana & Obama: is America going to burn in hell?

Homosexuality, Marijuana & Obama: is America going to burn in hell?
A brief post-election-day synopsis from a nondenominational evangelical Christian: 1) Same-sex marriage is now legal in Maryland and Maine, and Minnesota struck down a rule that would have banned it; also, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) became the nation’s first openly gay senator. Instead of seeing these progressive movements as bringing America closer to a repeat... Read more »

3 Simple Reasons Why I'm Voting for a Mormon President

3 Simple Reasons Why I'm Voting for a Mormon President
As a journalist, I believe it’s my duty and responsibility to take in as much political jargon as possible this election season (not like I have a choice – it’s everywhere on newsstands this fall). As a blogger, I believe it’s my duty and responsibility to inform the general public of my opinions on most... Read more »

3 (In)Famous Wheaton College Alumni

3 (In)Famous Wheaton College Alumni
Yes, Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. is often referred to as the “Harvard of Evangelical Universities,” but it turns out alumni are making waves in the world outside of church plants and stadium-sized evangelism rallies a la Billy Graham. Here are three men who have made names for themselves after graduation: one on Jeopardy!, one... Read more »
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Color Run Chicago: A Recap of the Happiest 5K on the Planet

Color Run Chicago: A Recap of the Happiest 5K on the Planet
High-fives, multi-colored powder, beat-bumping bass, and 15,000 pumped-up runners took center stage in Grant Park at 7:30 a.m. yesterday for Chicago’s first annual Color Run – aka, “The Happiest 5K On the Planet.” I can’t decide if this, or my Down & Dirty 5K in May, was more fun – either way, I ended up... Read more »