Truth

3 Things to Consider If You’ve Been Hurt by the Church

By Taylor Price We have high expectations for the church–and in some ways, rightly so. It stings a little extra when qualities that are uncharacteristic of Jesus (hypocrisy, greed, gossip, shame, etc.) characterize His followers. Church should be a safe place–a welcoming place. It should be a place of worship, growth, service, and mission. The …

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You Say/God Says: Five Biblical Responses to Lies We Tell Ourselves

     Sometimes, we struggle to see ourselves in the light of truth. We look in the mirror and see someone there that lacks value, isn’t beautiful, or seems unforgivable. Satan whispers lies in our ears about the person we used to be, not the person we are now. Let’s take some of those common lies that …

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Emptiness and Goodness

It’s late August, and I’m in the middle of a make-shift art gallery in a cabin tucked away in an isolated part of Elizabethtown, in the Adirondacks. I’m here to support a new acquaintance, a ceramics artist completing a residency that culminates in a showing of her work. A room divider stands between the gallery …

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Embracing Paradox

“We cannot seem to escape paradox; I do not think I want to.” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water   I am driving my parents’ aging Camry up Route 9. The late afternoon sun slants through the windshield and I flip down the sun visor to block the haze. My heart is palpitating, my breaths are …

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Finding Truth

There is an age-old question that is asked by each generation: “What is truth?” We seek it. We crave to know it. We feel the void in our hearts when it is not present. Scientists have spent countless hours of research to try and prove that their schools of thought and theories have the answers. …

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