The Grand Canyon is Upside Down

#RunningTo DAY ONE: Seeing the Grand Canyon It didn’t seem like I was approaching the world’s most illustrious crater. I suppose I was expecting many mini-craters leading up to it. You would think that a gigantic hole in the ground would be preceded by lots of littler ones, right? Instead, what I saw for sixty miles leading up to the Grand Canyon were a litany of trees and flat desert. I raced through the entrance gate pushing 5am after driving eight hours […]

The Weekend WOW: Christian Tingle Edition

Throughout any given week, I strive to share hilarious fascinating relatable powerful things on my Twitter and Facebook. At the end of the week, I condense the very best of Internetdom into a WOW-tastic blog post I call The Weekend WOW. And what a wonderful WOW-tastic week on the World Wide Web it was.  + WOW what a hilarious Tripp & Tyler video: “Christian Tingle.” Because if you’re saving hand-holding for marriage, then PRAISE DADDY, this Tripp & Tyler masterpiece is for you. […]

The Weekend WOW: Nannas on a Plane Edition

Throughout any given week, I strive to share silly serious smile-inducing vulnerable simple new things on my Twitter and Facebook. At the end of the week, I condense the very best of Internetdom into a WOW-tastic blog post I call The Weekend WOW. And what a wonderful WOW-tastic week on the World Wide Web it was. + WOW what a silly tweet: But really. DO HIS PAINTINGS MEAN NOTHING? It’s sad Wile E. Coyote is only remembered for his violence against road […]

The Weekend WOW: Best “Oceans” Cover Edition

Throughout any given week, I strive to share hilarious, apt, relatable, bold, new, mesmerizing things on my Twitter and Facebook. At the end of the week, I condense the very best of Internetdom into a WOW-tastic blog post I call The Weekend WOW. And what a wonderful WOW-tastic week on the World Wide Web it was. + WOW what a hilarious 3-year-old: Please tell me y’all have already seen this video. Actually, please tell me you haven’t. Because I’m about to change your […]

Onething 2013: How I Viewed the Christian Body Changed

For the last dwindling months of 2013, I kept a secret that only me, myself, and I knew: after Christmas spent with family, I’d fly to Kansas City for the International House of Prayer’s Onething 2013 conference. I received a lot of flack for my ongoing travel secret, inside my family and out, but can you really blame me? When your life becomes a literal open book, it’s refreshing to regain a secret or two. I’d listened to IHOP’s worship […]

My Last Exodus Freedom Conference: Impressions

14 July 2009. After driving 15 hours through the night, I wearily parked my car at Wheaton College just outside Chicago. Groggy and petrified, I stepped into the bizarre new universe that was the Exodus Freedom Conference – an alien reality of unmasked interiors around every bend. The theme of that 2009 conference was “Make Us One,” and by the end of that momentous week, I certainly experienced a “oneness” with other Christians unmatched in the twenty-and-three years prior. The […]

My YouthWorks Summer: Week 4

This is the fifth of ten blogging installments from my life-changing summer in Milwaukee. In this recap I review my fourth week of programming. Be sure to check out my postscript thoughts at the end! A logical place for such thoughts. If you’ve missed any of previous recaps, flash back to Week 0. Also, check out what a camera crew produced when they visited our site during Week 9. *** Yet another week complete. This week we filled out midsummer […]

Hillsong United Songs: TMZ’s Top-11 Favorites, Part 1

EDIT: I’ve now updated this list! Click here for my favorite Hillsong United songs as of 3/13/13! Something I’ve not written much about in my first three weeks of blogistence™ (blogging+existence) is my passion for Christian music. The CCM stuff, yes, along with the straight-up worship too. While interning for Revelife this past spring I got to blog about several of my favorite artists and songs, and I’ll be re-posting some of those blogs soon enough. Several years ago I […]