Under the Cross
Life in this fallen world can be hard. Sin affects us in so many cruel ways. Depression, anxiety, addiction, suicide, self-harm, abuse, sexuality, eating disorders...the list goes on. We become isolated by our secrets and they can all-too-easily overwhelm us at times. But they're not all there is. We still have hope. The Gospel means something. Jesus dying for us has to matter...it just has to. In Baptism, we lay our cares on Him. Living out our lives UNDER THE CROSS means living in the hope of the Gospel in spite of our suffering.
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Under the Cross: When Relationships Go Bad
October 12th, 2020
The thing about abuse is that it is not defined solely by the abuser’s actions, but that those actions serve a purpose. It’s all to make the victim to fear the abuser. Abusers don’t abuse because they’re angry or lose control. They abuse because they believe they’re entitled to and completely justified in treating their partner that way to get what they want....
Under the Cross: Secret Battles and Inner Peace
October 5th, 2020
This is who we are. Simul justus et peccator. Simultaneously just and sinner. Not sometimes one and sometimes the other. Both. Always. 100% saint. 100% sinner. And it's confusing. And it's war. And it's the life of the Christian. We're all fighting secret battles no matter how we look on the outside. ...
Under the Cross: What's Your Tic?
September 29th, 2020
There isn't a single person in this world who has not experienced some degree of suffering that has hurt him or her emotionally and physically. There isn't a single person in this world who has not filed away in his past those things that he wishes had never happened--things that have changed his life, things that he has carried with him to the present. ...
Under the Cross: Who Do You Say That I Am?
September 18th, 2020
We figure we need weapons because honestly, this world looks like hell. We all see it. Christians and unbelievers alike. From the pain of the standards you know you’ll never reach no matter how hard you try, to the bitterness you hold towards those who stand over you and never seem to be happy with what you’ve done. From the shame of knowing what’s right and falling so short of it yourself, to the...
Under the Cross: The Morality of Consent
September 4th, 2020
Jesus Christ has rescued us from this world's morality. Even if we were to suffer for doing what is truly right in God's sight, we have this assurance and consolation: Jesus works all things out for our good....