Secular Extremist Dogma (A Cultural Dosey-Doe)

In an amazing twist of cultural irony, it may actually be the evangelical church in America that teaches the United States how to once again agree to disagree. Analyzing the fish bowl of my evangelical upbringing has become a hobby. When I was a kid growing up in the evangelical subculture, breaking intellectual stride with the heaven bound herd was almost …

Hello from Japan

Hello, my name is Kaytlin Brock and I moved to Japan in November of 2016 with my husband, Stephen, and our 2 daughters, ages 6 and 1. We are missionaries with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) and live in Tokyo. We are currently in full-time language and culture study and in TEAM’s Learning and Development Initiative for new missionaries. My …

A Tale Throughout Time

The story of Jesus is the most beautiful story in all of history. God broke through the fabric of time and space to show us what love looks like.  1 John 4:10 – In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  He …

What I Read

I’m not a big New Year’s resolution guy, but as the year came to a close I noticed that my stack of “books to read” had gotten pretty large. So, I made a resolution to read the stack. Mostly, I succeeded. There were a few books that I started to read and then decided they weren’t worth the time. I …

Shifting Focus

I first heard about Loveology at church. I’m not exactly sure what the circumstances were, or who else was around, but I remember begin very intrigued by the description my friend provided. I asked her if I could read it when she was finished and then shortly after, she put it in my hand with a “just get it back to me …

How Siri Made Me a Better Dad

Several months back, I was facing a small emergency at my part-time job. At the moment I learned of the issue I was driving and didn’t have any free hands. “Aha!,” I thought, “This is the perfect time for Siri.” For those of you who don’t know, Apple’s Siri is a voice-activated feature on iDevices which acts as something of …