The False Religion of Yogi Tea

In case you needed yet another reason to believe that our culture is vapidly self-absorbed, look no further than the tea tags of Yogi Tea. Trust me. I’ve been collecting them over the past week, shaking my head at the absurdity of the messaging. It’s not enough that this mentality of “I’m not religious, I’m…

Single in Christ is Not Falling Short of God’s Best

If you’re reading this, it means you survived the holidays. That’s no small feat—weathering the forced family photos, uncomfortable political debates, and being asked on twenty-six different occasions why you aren’t married. Good times. But seriously, from one single woman to another, the holidays can be tough. From engagement announcements to winter weddings to New…

Israel: Whose Land is it Anyway?

If you’re a Christian living in the United States, you have certainly witnessed the politicking surrounding the nation of Israel. It’s likely your pastor has even thrown his hat in the ring, particularly if you attend a church with a premillennial dispensational eschatology. In fact, American evangelicalism is so tied to the Promised Land that…

Should We Use Red-Letter Bibles?

Ever wondered why some Bibles emphasize Jesus’ words in rubric (red lettering)? Who originated this tradition? For what purpose? What about the impact of this practice on our reading of the text? As a writer, I was certainly curious about this typographical feature, and so set out to uncover the meaning behind those infamous red-letter…