How Dare You? – Daring to Be Bold in a World of Complacency

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A few weeks ago I was traveling to meet a friend in Dallas. The flight I would be on was going to be stopping through there on the way to its final destination in Las Vegas. As the flight crew was standing around waiting for approval to board, they were all making jokes about Vegas …

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Grace and Truth – Why We Shouldn’t Search for a Balance

Read John 1:17, and John 8:1-11. We live in a world where truth is fluid. There's my truth, your truth, their truth... This worldly "truth" has two components: You should feel good, but you shouldn't offend anyone. We are expected to live by our own truth, but accept the truth of others, only viewing them in a standard of …

Amber’s Story: Why We Fight

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I never thought I'd see slavery as blatantly as I did this summer. I've held onto this story for a time because it has taken some time to process and has become very dear to my heart. It may be a little hard to hear, but I hope it makes you uncomfortable enough to take …

Feeling Frenzy: Filtering Your Feelings with Real Truth

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Read Proverbs 28:26, Matthew 4:18-19, and Galatians 5:22-25. Right now, the world is telling us that what we feel is what is most important... that we should protect our feelings at all costs. Culture will claim that your truth is what matters, and as long as it makes you feel good, you're golden. Your feelings …

Boys Will Be Boys – How Complacency is Effecting the Next Generation

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There's so much potential that lies in the men of this generation and the boys of the next. But there is a full-fledged attack on their purpose, their spirituality, their purity, and their lives. It's plaguing sports teams, friend groups, and even small groups everywhere. And what's worse is that our culture is promoting this …

An Industry Update: First Quarter

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The first quarter of 2018 has passed quickly, and with it came quite a few incredible steps to fight trafficking. Similarly, the support for sexual assault and rape survivors has increasingly gained traction as more people continue to come forward to tell their stories. In early April, the site most known for its facilitation of …

Please [DON’T] Stand By

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We need to talk. There's a certain human tendency that is allowing people to continually prey on the vulnerable and exploit them in every way. It's subtle, and it's so often subconscious that we rarely consider the tremendous impact it can have. Picture this: You're walking down the road and see a man lying on …

It All Adds Up: The Relationship Between Pornography and Sexual Assault

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The culture we live in today is one where people are encouraged to express themselves freely — in their art, their work, and their thoughts. This translates pretty quickly into the individual sexuality of us all. However, a dilemma exists — though personal freedom becomes more available, we see what seems like every day, a …

Challenging the Comfy Christian Circle

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Read Mark 2:17, Matthew 28:19-20, There are so many times I can think of that I've been thankful that I've grown up in the "Bible Belt." I have had a community that is for the most part supportive (or at least tolerant if nothing else) of my religion and there are literally endless opportunities to …

Don’t Close Your Mouth: Being an Advocate as a Christian

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“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and the helpless, and see that they get justice.” Proverbs 31:8-9 The Bible calls us to be advocates. Jesus was the perfect example of an advocate. During His ministry, Christ focused on the poor …