A Lament for School Safety

In our nation, the expectation that someone will walk into a school and destroy lives has become normal for a generation of young people. This is not the way things should be. We grieve over the loss of innocence and the ongoing loss of life, and to cry out to God for what He—and WE—should do.

Afraid of My Own Beauty

The earliest I can remember feeling afraid of my own beauty was about nine years old. I remember an older man, around 25, commenting on how I would grow up and turn men’s heads. That is when I resolved to be a tomboy and try as best I could to hide that beauty.

On Sexual Assault and Salvation

We’ve spent the last three week in the H.E.R. series, where we’ve looked at the ways we treat and think about women in our world. It is very important to us that Pulpit Rock Church be a safe place for people to tell their stories. Here is one of those stories.

Gather and Remember

IF:Gathering holds a special place in my heart. There is a breath of fresh air and authenticity with IF as it begs you to show up as yourself and let others really see you. This year we remember the God who won’t stop loving us.

A Cultural Reckoning

I believe right now our nation is seeing a reckoning. The #metoo movement has caused us to step back and stake stock of our culture. And for the most part, it is the culture, not the church, leading the way in shining light in the dark places. This must change.

Who Is Really at the Center of This Story?

When I was young, I read C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia.” It took me several years and maybe two more reads to realize the true hero of the story was not any of the main characters. Just like Lucy is not the center of Narnia, I am not the center of the story either.

Know Your Story, Shape Your Future

Our stories, in all their beauty and heartache, shape and influence every dimension of our daily life and relationships. Knowing the impact of our story and finding God’s redemptive work within it is vital for emotional, relational, and spiritual formation and health.

Spiritual practices for the burnt, broken, curious or stuck

After years of “doing all the things” to have a relationship with Jesus, I found myself sifting through the ashes, wondering what was left of me. But I don’t want to stay on the sidelines, forever. I want to participate in the spiritual life, but not in the way that was ingrained in me. And so, I am going on a quest.