Lessons in Emotional Intelligence: The Beauty and Beast of ‘Feeling’

Lessons in Emotional Intelligence: The Beauty and Beast of ‘Feeling’

 What needs to happen is that we need an emotionally intelligent Church who is willing to give their feelings over to God. This may seem silly or too simple—but not enough people know how to honestly handle their feelings. When we take our emotions to God—who not only designed the neural pathways by hand, but also has empathized with us in every way imaginable—He will always be able to offer up the best way to deal with them. We are emotional beings—and that’s okay. 

Rethinking Worship

Rethinking Worship

We must understand that it doesn’t matter about the style of songs that are played, but of the heart of worship in those songs. We have traded a real encounter with King Jesus for 20 minutes of an emotional high.

Different Jesus (Things I've Learned While Attending a Christian College pt 2.)

Different Jesus (Things I've Learned While Attending a Christian College pt 2.)

There are Christians who believe that the Holy Spirit has stopped working in the earth. There are Christians who believe that lifting your hands in worship is distracting and disrespectful. There are Christians who believe that sometimes God teaches you to deal with your sin instead of delivering you from it. And while I could argue with all of those Christians for hours (and I, to a fault, have done so), there is one detail of this whole “Christianity” thing that we fail to focus on: Do you love the Lord? Do you know Him? Do you want Him? Do you believe that He loves you and wants you as well?

The Silent Epidemic.

The Silent Epidemic.

The Church has a unique and wonderful opportunity to reach those struggling with depression. We can love those who feel loveless, show compassion to people who feel like they are a burden, and train each other on how to fight this silent epidemic. Through education, nonjudgmental love, and compassion, the church is posed to be a catalyst of change.

Things I’ve Learned While Attending a Christian College

Things I’ve Learned While Attending a Christian College

"Growing up in public school for twelve years, I wasn’t expecting Jesus to come in and change my heart so radically that I’d give up my prior dream of a big Brooklyn writing institute for a tiny college town called Wilmore.  Talk about culture shock."