Lindsey and I love to shop at garage sales and thrift stores. We both grew up going to them, so giving new purpose to old pieces of furniture is a fun challenge and reward for us. Our current kitchen table is a wooden corner booth, which originated either in a camper or a house boat. […]
The #AskSteveAustin Twitter hashtag is really taking off. I’m getting new questions, every single day, and trying to answer as many as possible. What’s your biggest question? What’s the question that keeps you up at night? The one that gnaws at your soul? The one you feel you can’t ask anybody else? Is it about […]
“I am a Muslim…I am Jewish…I am black, I am gay, I am disabled, I am a woman seeking to control her health and her choices because …we are one community and the …community is composed of all of the above.” Andrew Cuomo, Mayor of New York When I was in the seventh grade, I […]
Is there any mature Christian with a balanced worldview out there who honestly believes Jesus just moved back into the White House?
If you’ve ever danced through Amy Grant’s paved paradise…
If you ever owned a WOW CD…
If you felt the sting of the rose as it was trampled on the ground….
If you knew the motions to Big Big House….
Or if your parents questioned the vulgarity of DC Talk’s “I Don’t Want It”…
This post is for you.
What is one supposed to do, on the day they become a Democrat? I wondered. Did I need to change my profile picture to the image of the red, white, and blue “H”? Should I become vegan? Would I have to put one of those bumper stickers with all the pagan symbols on my car? More important, do I need to have a closed-door meeting with my pastor, so I can confess? I couldn’t imagine there being much worse.
At the age of twenty, I had all the answers. I remember judging a family member’s addiction, a classmate’s smoking problem, and being shocked that an unmarried girl in our program got pregnant. She was quickly expelled. It was the only right thing to do.
In those days, grace was cut and dried.