Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

“There Must Be More to Life Than Having Everything”

“He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.” — Ecclesiastes 5:10 I think Americans are generally uncomfortable with limits. Ours is a consumeristic culture: we want unlimited options; we want what we want, when we want...
June 10th, 2014 | Other, Religion | Read More

Some Stuff I’ve Learned Since Graduating

I graduated from college about a year and a half ago, so by now I definitely know all about how life works and I’m able to pass on my infinite wisdom to this year’s grads. I’m kidding, of course. But I have learned some things about life since I graduated, both from intaking wisdom and inspiration...
June 2nd, 2014 | Education, Other | Read More

Simon, Who Is Called Peter (Free Sample Excerpt!)

You probably don’t know this, but I wrote a book! Simon, Who is Called Peter has just been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers, and it’s also available through Amazon. I’m super excited about it, and I’d love for you to give it a read. If you’ve ever wanted to get a...
April 23rd, 2014 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup (Shutdown Edition)

If the cover image worried you for a moment, fear not, faithful readers.  The Evangelical Outpost did not shut down this week.  We’re an essential service! Politico takes us on a photo tour of the previous 17 federal government shutdowns.  (What might be most surprising to many people, given...
October 4th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

UPDATE:  “Where’s the outrage?”  Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits:  A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent.  *** Far...
September 27th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Love and Knowledge: Why ditching theology isn’t the answer

“Theology is ok for some people, but for me, I think it’s a lot better just to love people, you know?” At least, that’s what a growing chunk of evangelicals are saying. But does it hold up? Does it actually work? Does it even make any sense? This sentiment gets part of it right,...
September 26th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

UPDATE:  In case you missed it, Vladimir Putin recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he offers counsel to the United States.  Yesterday “President Obama” responded with his own op-ed for the Huffington Post.  *** Katelyn Beaty writes at Christianity Today about our...
September 13th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

A good friend of the EO and Biola graduate Renee Bolinger was recently featured on The Huffington Post’s website for her fantastic series of paintings that depict famous philosophers in the style of a famous artist (let’s hope all the fame and riches don’t go to her head):  10 Unexpected...
September 6th, 2013 | Other | Read More

The Uncertain Horizon: Trusting God with the Future

My husband and I recently moved across the country to Massachusetts where he is about to start graduate school. The transition has been sad, exciting, scary, fun, exhausting, and wonderful all at once. Now that we’re starting to get settled, I’m experiencing some of the paradoxes of beginning a new...
September 5th, 2013 | Other, Religion | Read More

Sifted Like Wheat

It is fortunate–oh, so fortunate–that it was not Job, that paragon of patience and faith, that Jesus claimed he would build his church on.
August 29th, 2013 | Church, Other | Read More