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The Greatest Defense for Christianity (Part 2 or 4)

On the night of his arrest, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives to talk intimately in prayer with his Father, and Luke even wrote that “his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” as he prayed (Luke 22:44). John’s gospel gives us a detailed recount of his prayer, which […]

Why We Must Question ‘The Way Things Are’ (Part 1 of 4)

I grew up in a white community. My neighbors were white. My friends were white. My church was white. My public school was (very) predominately white. My small world was white. This is far from an attack on the people who surrounded me in my corner of Northeast Mississippi. Many of my neighbors, friends, church family, […]

What People Don’t Say about Change

I closed the door behind my parents as they left our two-bedroom apartment near campus. Bows and wrapping paper, half-eaten cupcakes, stoles cords, and a tassel sprinkled the living room. I’d gather them later; I just made a beeline to the bedroom. Still in my graduation dress, I hopped in the bed in the fetal […]

What a Scrapbook Says about My Mom

Will and I condensed 4.5 dates of conversations into our first date in 2012. We sidestepped small talk and went straight to things like beliefs about God, personality types, bucket lists, and childhood memories. After attending a basketball game and shutting down a restaurant for dinner, we decided we still didn’t know enough about each […]

10 Overlooked Truths of the ‘True Love Waits’ Movement

My cheeks were still flushed from last Tuesday night’s conversation as I fumbled from my side of the bed to the bathroom early Wednesday morning. I work in campus ministry and had planned a late-night honest conversation for girls on the True Love Waits Movement, which promotes abstinence among teenagers and college students. It gained popularity […]

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