All Is Vanity, But There Is Hope

All Is Vanity, But There Is Hope

There’s something you learn by reaching the end of yourself and standing face-to-face with your shadow. Nothing in this world will ever satisfy us and I mean nothing.  As the author of Ecclesiastes states, it’s the “vanity of vanities.” Even if we had it all, the...
Seeing Beyond Knowledge

Seeing Beyond Knowledge

Many people know “Mars Hill” because of the podcast “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill,” which documents the scandals of Mark Driscoll and the church he once pastored.  Other churches use “Mars Hill” as their name as well. Yet, how many people know the biblical context...
Who Is Really in Church Leadership?

Who Is Really in Church Leadership?

Whether in Proverbs 31 or another proof text, complementarianism advocates for “submissive” women in the church— women who know their “place.”  These “graciously submissive” women know their husbands and male pastors, not them, are made for leadership. A woman in...
The Power of Doubt

The Power of Doubt

“Doubting Thomas” has become synonymous with the “sin” of questioning or uncertainty. Yet, I think Thomas was on to something about doubt.  What if I told you that you have permission to doubt and figure out your own beliefs? You are allowed to question your faith and...