Category: America

How do I decide whether or not to get a COVID vaccination when it’s available?

Let me preface this by saying to all readers, this is an intensely personal decision for each person to make. It is also a topic that seems really controversial in my region of the United States. I have been thinking deeply about this and have struggled. How do I decide about getting a COVID vaccination? Each person will have an…

Conspiracy theories among Christians

A close friend in our church texted me this question today amidst the whirlwind of conspiracy theories wildly blowing among believers on social media. “What are your thoughts towards the uproar of believers posting conspiracy type things online (especially today)? I feel overwhelmed by the amount of fear and disunity.” This is the worst of Christianity in America. Conspiracy theories…

Parenting Concern #4: We don’t give our children permission to fail

As American parents we are very concerned with the success of our children. So much so, we exhaust ourselves and them, striving for it. In extreme cases, as seen in the recent college admission scandal involving some of America’s elite parents, we are willing to manipulate circumstances in order to ensure the success of our children. This is just wrong.…