This blog is shutting down for a period—at least nine months. No, I am not pregnant and needing to devote my time to nurturing The Baby Inside of Me. Quite simply, I am about to start teaching college classes in the fall as part of my assistantship, will be getting married in December, will be writing my Masters thesis, and will be working to graduate in May. Out of all of that, there are several reasons that give rise to a necessary break from the writing of the blog. They are as follows: Read More


The wide spectrum of Christ’s character always challenges me, especially in light of how the roles and tasks he assumes undergo a shift from the incarnation to his ascension. It’s clearly stated in the Gospels that Jesus didn’t come to judge, and when he’s on the earth as the Word-made-flesh Son of God, there is no judgment to be found. Yes, he displays righteous anger at times. He also has plenty of harsh words for the Pharisees, but even then there would be grace readily available to them if they would only accept (consider the story of Nicodemus). At the end of Scripture, though, Jesus has changed in the book of Revelation. He’s taken on the role of a judge, doling out summations of how people have spent their time—what they could have done better and what they did right. I feel as if there’s something here that’s crucial to recognize. Read More