Words of Life: Knowing Faith

I like to know things. I enjoy nothing more than another certificate or degree demonstrating that I have mastered a subject. It makes me feel useful, and ultimately safe. Knowing stuff, in my mind, makes me feel like I have some sort of power over my life—a safety railing against chaos. As I have grown… Continue reading Words of Life: Knowing Faith

Over-giving and the Enneagram

I sat in the darkened parking lot while my husband helped the woman and her son load up our van with her belongings. She had showed up a couple of weeks ago in my Sunday school class looking very foreign to Florida culture in her black clothes and European accent. The distress on her face,… Continue reading Over-giving and the Enneagram

Our Memory Makes Us

“...memory is our only true access to reality.” ― Blake Crouch, Recursion Can we stop our sinful patterns if we erase our memories? Two different storylines wrestle with this very question. The first is Veronica Roth’s Divergent series concerning a hated character named Peter. The second is a sci-fi series on Netflix called Dark Matter.… Continue reading Our Memory Makes Us

Finding Freedom From the Law in Netflix’s Watership Down

It’s hard to imagine that a story about bunnies could be emotionally gripping, inspiring, and even terrifying. Yet this is absolutely the case with Richard Adams’ 1972 novel Watership Down, which was recently adapted into an animated Netflix miniseries. The story of a group of rabbits breaking away from their warren to find a new home,… Continue reading Finding Freedom From the Law in Netflix’s Watership Down