Transgender–What Are We to Make of It?

Sharon Current Events, Worldview 1 Comment

Yesterday I happened upon a story about a seven year old who is reportedly transgendered. This child was born as the sixth son in a family of all boys, but from an early age the parents noticed a difference between him and the rest of their sons. As early as three and four years old, their son consistently sought to …

A Gossip Culture

Sharon Gossip, Pop-Culture 1 Comment

Lately I have become more and more aware of a growing trend in our culture. The average American is, to some degree or another, a tabloid junkie. Many of us are obsessed with following the lives and dramas of Hollywood stars, and it’s easy to see why–we can’t get away from it. We cannot stand in line at the check-out …

God’s Truth Versus My Truth

Sharon Discipleship 1 Comment

This past Sunday I had the privilege of attending Buckhead Church in Atlanta, GA, and the sermon that morning was preached by Andy Stanley. First of all, let me say that I am generally very skeptical about mega-churches and charismatic pastor personalities that draw thousands of people en masse. Having said that, I’m not gonna lie–he was AWESOME. The sermon …

Against Darwinism

Sharon Philosophy, Worldview 2 Comments

As I write this, I am sitting in my uncle’s house in Atlanta, and in the room next to me are about a dozen 10 year olds who are hopefully about to fall asleep. This weekend is my cousin’s birthday, and I make an effort to come down and celebrate with her each year, so this time I got slapped …

A Trail of Empty Tombs

Sharon Evangelism, Relationships 2 Comments

Over this past weekend I had the privilege of being in a wedding for one of my very best friends, and although being a bridesmaid is not as glamorous as it looks, I actually LOVE weddings. There’s something about watching two people stand in front of an entire church and commit to one another for the rest of their lives …

The Laborers Truly Are Few

Sharon Current Events, Discipleship, Ministry 3 Comments

Today as I was driving in my car, I heard a really interesting story on NPR .(Which, by the way, I highly recommend listening to. Instead of listening to junk on the radio, NPR is a great way to keep tabs on what’s going on in the world, as well as exposing yourself to stories and people you wouldn’t ordinarily …

The Power of Advertising

Sharon Discipleship, Pop-Culture, Scripture 1 Comment

Have you heard about the recent surge in popularity of celery? There is a commercial on tv right now in which a bunch of children are standing around watching one kid swing at a pinata, and when he finally busts it open, a shower of celery rains down on the ground, instead of candy. The interesting part about the commercial …

Setting Ego Aside

Sharon Church, Ministry 1 Comment

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but working for a church is not the most glamorous job in the world. I mean, the pay is great and all (note sarcasm) but people don’t always appreciate you, and it can be downright exasperating at times. I was talking with a man the other day who was describing to me …