900 Followers Celebration!

Here we are again, back with yet another "Follower Milestone" post! We were having these so often, I skipped what would have been the "700 Followers" and "800 Followers" posts, instead waiting for the bigger milestone- 900! But in all seriousness, you guys have been fantastic. You've helped me with constructive comments and criticism, you're …

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The False Pretense of Teenage Christianity

Last week, I blogged about the true meaning of our teenage years. In that post, I laid out what our culture expects of us, the teenagers. Directly after, I gave a call. I called all teenagers into the "Do Hard Things" movement, a commitment to rebelling against low expectations and doing the hard things. But, …

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How to Prepare for Cultural Transition

Cultural transition is one of the worst experiences a human being can go through. It seems, at times, as if you've changed worlds, and adjusting to this massive change drains more than energy; it drains your spirit. Why does this happen? Is there an explanation for the difficulty in cultural change? Firstly, what is cultural …

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The Glory of God in Rap

Christian rap is completely underrated. It has been spit on, downtrodden, and hated for so long, it's rather pathetic. I have seen this treatment come from all sides, including the Christians. Why? What's so bad about some Christian guys rapping? Nothing, actually. See, here's the problem. Out of all the musical industries, rap is probably …

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What Does It Really Mean to be a Teen?

Today's teenagers are fed a steady mantra. "You're just teens, what can you do?" "That's too ambitious, why don't you aim a little lower?" Personally, I'm sick of hearing it, whether from those close to me or even people that hardly know me. For some reason, we are classified as children with the bodies of …

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Ten Tips to Blogging Like a Pro

There's a massive difference between blogging like a beginner and blogging like a pro. Pros receive traffic, beginners don't. Being a beginner isn't bad of course; everybody has to start somewhere. Taking the step and becoming a better blogger, however, is a key part to seeing success. Granted, I am not the greatest example. I …

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Christ, the God of Fulfillment

Even in the darkest of times, God is good. It seems cliche, doesn't it? Yet over the last eight weeks, this has become my mantra. I have repeated it over and over again, and the words still haven't lost their meaning. We all suffer. It's part of being human. Some suffer more than others, leaving …

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Three Popular Misconceptions About Christianity

Any person with even the most mediocre understanding of religious statistics will tell you that out of every three people you meet, one will be a Christian. Or, at least, they claim to be Christian. In every culture, we find watered-down Christianity. In Africa, we find Christianity mixed with semblances of witchcraft. In the East, …

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The Christian Response to Death

Yesterday, a dearly loved member of my family passed away. She was eighty-three and died from a mixture of old age and internal complications. Thankfully, my family felt moved to say our goodbyes to this dear relative, and so last week my father and I drove 800 miles to Florida. We managed to spend a …

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Four Fatal Mistakes That Will Kill Your Blog Traffic

Blogging can be tricky, and it doesn't get any easier. Mistakes in the beginning may not count, but the further along you get, the worse you feel when you actually do mess up. If you want to avoid the massive dip in traffic that often comes with committing a major blogging mistake, make sure to …

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What Does “Yahweh” Really Mean?

These words were sung by popular 90’s band U2. At the time, nobody knew what Yahweh even meant. The song seemed rather random, as many of U2’s works were at the time. And, while many of U2’s fans did not understand the song’s meaning, the writers did. They were referencing God, and only the Christians and Jews recognized it.