On Monday we all learned of the tragedy and horror of the school shooting in Nashville, TN. For days we have grieved and prayed for the victims and their families. What can we say? At this moment, there is nothing to say. We simply do what Jesus did. We show up to the tomb andContinue reading “Trans Ideology- Four Reasons it is not her Savior. It is her Slayer”
Author Archives: Stacie H. Johnson
Betray Jesus or Lose My Family?
Karen sat in my office on the verge of tears. She had arrived sharply on time and had given me no indication about why she might want to meet. As a staff member with our church, I was used to people reaching out for appointment, usually to ask questions about theology, faith, or our church’sContinue reading “Betray Jesus or Lose My Family?”
I love you. You’re wrong?
I clearly remember the rain fitting my mood one evening in southern California as my friend told me of his dreams. He wanted what so many others wanted: a spouse, children, a home, a white picket fence. Why should it matter that he wanted this with another man? I wished to tell him that I believedContinue reading “I love you. You’re wrong?”
The Anger in Forgiveness
“Why should I be sacrificed on the altar of his growth?!” I remember the day I said these words out loud to God. I was angry. Angry and hurt. I didn’t think I could get that angry. Now it seemed like God was taking his side. For an entire year a young man in myContinue reading “The Anger in Forgiveness”
“Please God, Anything but Single!”
I remember the first time I discovered the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. I was 9 years old and living in Japan as a military kid. Something about this poem captivated me: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—Continue reading ““Please God, Anything but Single!””
Nietzsche & Jesus
We were walking through the hall on our way to the elevators after a particularly intense class lecture on Nietzsche. I was a grad student working through my doctoral course work and my companion was a seasoned professor, an expert on ancient and modern philosophy. For many Christ followers Nietzsche was an evil mastermind, bent onContinue reading “Nietzsche & Jesus”
What singleness and miscarriages taught me about God’s love
Something felt familiar. I was laying in my bed, consumed by sadness, loneliness, pain and grief. At 17 weeks pregnant we were faced again with a routine appointment that revealed a heartbeat that had stopped. Again. Twice in one year. Two babies. Two miscarriages. My sweet husband, with grief of his own, hadContinue reading “What singleness and miscarriages taught me about God’s love”