You Are (Not) a Christian by James Sharpe

You Are Not a Christian It’s common knowledge, or at least it ought to be, that the word “Christian” was originally a derogatory appellation. It was said with disdain the way republicans say the word “liberal” or the way liberals say the word “republican.” It was a politically charged insult that sprung from the mouth…

Solidarité: Love Always Wins

Our Father, Who art in heaven…May your Kingdom come, Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. It is no doubt that many of you have been keeping up with the news: Paris has been attacked and the worlds leaders have come out, declaring intent and aggression. It is hard to blame…

Winning Millennials For the Kingdom of God (part 2)

As the old saying goes: “the purpose of the gospel is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable*.” I was seriously concerned that I sounded too passionate whenever my literature professor brought up the gospel narrative, but I almost couldn’t help it. Jesus, as I have experienced it, was intoxicating. He was, and is,…

Coke Cans or Van Goghs? by James Sharpe

Hey guys, Jon here. I’m so happy to feature a short essay from James Sharpe today. James is a philosophy student at the prestigious Wheaton College, and is published in numerous online magazines and blogs. His insight in the world of advertising and communications is especially insightful. Please enjoy: Maxx Barry wrote a book you’ve…