// jonathan mcreynolds

"The Human and the Christian 
fight for our attention, energy,  
persepective and understanding.    
The soul is a war zone."      

Featured Posts

  1. Smarts That Could Kill
    06 Mar, 2017
    Smarts That Could Kill
    Look, I'm a city boy. There's a lake in Chicago but I've rarely swam in it. I was scared of water for most of my life, so before recently, I rarely swam in anything. All the things, you probably know about big bodies of water, I probably didn't. So when I heard an announcement at a Barbados beach about "red flag" days, I was admittedly a little fascinated.  When there's a red flag on the beach, that means the water is too dangerous to swim in. Duh, that's not a big deal. But then the
  2. Self-Hating Christians
    04 Feb, 2017
    Self-Hating Christians
    Everybody’s been bullied before, right? I mean, you haven’t lived until a chair is pulled out from under you, someone tries to trip you walking down the hall, or a headlock or pinch makes you say “uncle.” You’re not human until someone tells you how fat or dumb your parents are. In my opinion, however, the most humiliating and annoying trick in a bully’s arsenal is not talking about "yo’ mama.” Nothing demonstrates his power and your weakness more than when he can firmly grab your wrist and make
  3. Why Millennials Should Go to Church (
    21 Jan, 2017
    Why Millennials Should Go to Church (
    Thank you for posting this article on January 19th, 2017. For all of you in the Life Room, here's a unfinished song for you to accompany the blog as well too. You’ve been at that event — some graduation, some concert, some ceremony — where someone gets up to the mic, shakes their head and says "see, the news cameras should be here showing the good things all these kids are doing, instead of focusing on the bad a few do." The audience always agrees because we know, despite how we are
  4. In the Meantime...
    19 Jan, 2017
    In the Meantime...
    The meantime normally lives up to its name. Most of us can expect some break, some new bae, some future boost in life, but the “meantime" is that often incredibly mean time that precedes that great moment. Before you actually get the great promotion, before she or he introduces themselves, before Usher discovers you on YouTube, you often have a lot of time to increase or diminish your stock. The meantime is arguably your most important era, for in it you accumulate wisdom, money, knowledge,
"The Human and the Christian fight for our attention, energy, perspective and understanding. The soul is a war zone.  I just thought maybe we needed to talk about some of the craziness that happens between our humanity and our faith."