Category: Common Thought

Remembering the Poor during a Plague [Contagious Rumination]

We are living through a plague. ‘Plague’ is my favorite term for this sickness. Calling the virus SARS-CoV-2 or the disease COVID-19 is too technical and sterile, and it also gives off a false air […]

Why Don’t Christians Question the Bible? [Common Thought]

Each morning my boys read to us a chapter of the Bible out loud. One is reading through the Old Testament and the other through the New Testament. This often spurs on questions and conversations […]

Resurrection, Human Rights, & Non-Christians [Common Thought]

Last week’s [Common Thought] post about the history, context, and theological implications of the Bible’s use of the concept ‘Image of God’ prompted a further interaction. This interaction begins to explore the idea that the […]

The Image of God: It’s Not for Everyone [Common Thought]

When reading or listening to Christian speakers and authors it does not take long to come across the phrase ‘Image of God.’ Image of God language is used to invoke a sense of absolute, innate […]

Nurturing My Sons’ Masculinity (or Toxicity?) [Common Thought]

For those who have known me over the last ten years would know, I have been hyper intentional with raising my boys. My wife and I spent years constructing our family rules so they would […]

American Secular Prophets: Why Christians Must Listen to Comedians [Common Thought]

My favorite escapes in life are short internet videos and podcasts. Back in August, it seemed a number of videos and a podcast in my world converged on the topic of comedy. Add to this […]