Circle: Community and Disclosure

In The Circle, a movie that considers the role of privacy and community in our technology-driven culture, Emma Watson plays a character given a great opportunity to work for an enviable, cutting-edge company. It is a dream job because working at this facility includes a huge amount of benefits, from amazing grounds and facilities to… Continue reading Circle: Community and Disclosure

Resurrection Hope: A Faith that Fits

You hear it all the time. “He/she isn’t the person I married–he/she changed.” When couples spend their lives together, the events they experience do change them–physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This can be scary and frustrating. However, change is inevitable, and it’s the way we were designed. We see it foremost in our physical transformations from… Continue reading Resurrection Hope: A Faith that Fits

Why We Need Old People: The Gift of Perspective

In 1992, the movie Prelude to a Kiss (based on a play of the same title) debuted with an interesting twist of the Freaky Friday theme of two people switching bodies. The difference in this film is that the two people who switch are strangers: a young bride and an old man. Their own personal desires trigger… Continue reading Why We Need Old People: The Gift of Perspective

When the Church Gets Messy, What Happens to the Pastor’s Marriage?

When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I packed up our belongings, quit our jobs and moved across the country to go to seminary. We felt the call of God on our lives and wanted to serve Him in ministry, whether here or overseas. Our hearts were eager with the prospect… Continue reading When the Church Gets Messy, What Happens to the Pastor’s Marriage?