Purity Culture Messed Me Up. This New Book Explains Why.

I grew up in Purity Culture.

And while, to some people, that probably sounds like a good thing, it wasn’t.

But what in the world could be wrong with promoting purity?

Plenty. Read More …

Compassion From the Heart

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. – Jesus One interesting thing about the Beatitudes is that many of them are about heart attitudes. I believe that it’s the same in this passage: the merciful are not those Read More …

Starving for Righteousness

“Ack!” you say. “A guilt-trip post about how I don’t love Jesus enough because I’m not hungry enough for Him!”

No, that’s not what this is about. In fact, that’s not what Jesus was talking about at all. Read More …

Lift Your Glad Voices!

Today, we celebrate the most wonderful part of Christianity: that Jesus rose from the dead! God tells us that if this were not so, we would be the most miserable people around: If in this life only we have hope Read More …

Don’t Be a Radical

I don’t want you to be a radical. Now, that may sound like a strange statement on a blog called “A Radical for Jesus”. Especially when I have no plans of changing the blog name anytime soon. But I still Read More …

Happy New Year!

Greetings from A Radical for Jesus! It’s a brand new year, a great time for reflection, new beginnings, and changes. As I think about this blog in the new year, I feel that it’s time I make a small change Read More …

Modesty: A Letter to Myself, 10 Years Later

Dear Joel, I read your article about modesty, entitled “What Should I Wear?” I want to commend you for your passion and desire to serve the Lord. However, I want to share with you some things that God has been Read More …