8 Reasons Christian Listicles Must DIE!

We’ve all seen them.  Listicles are articles that are just lists of short bullet points, usually with pictures.  And they’ve even made their way to the Christian blogosphere!  Like this one, and this one, and worst of all this one.  But this medium must DIE!

rambo-shooting-sylvester-stallone-says-rambo-v-is-his-no-country-for-old-men Here’s a listicle of 8 reasons why that’s the case: Continue reading “8 Reasons Christian Listicles Must DIE!”

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8 Reasons Christian Listicles Must DIE!

The Citizens&Sons Show: Episode 1

Calvin, Chris, and I had a casual conversation that we recorded for your enjoyment.  Highlights:

  • Various life updates
  • Chris’s thoughts on the church’s response to current racial tensions
  • Calvin’s thoughts on abortion and a future post
  • Grant’s outro reminding us this may be the only episode ever of the Citizens&Sons Show
The Citizens&Sons Show: Episode 1

Is God’s Faithfulness Always “Nice?”

When we think about God’s faithfulness, we usually think about it in context of God’s love, mercy, provision, and grace.  We think about certain hymns: Continue reading “Is God’s Faithfulness Always “Nice?””

Is God’s Faithfulness Always “Nice?”

Am I Ever Safe from Sinning?

As Christians, we all know from Romans 7–not to mention from personal experience–that we are still very sinful, and continue to do so even after God has forgiven us.  And we also hate that, or at least know we should, see again Romans 7.  We notice, as we strive to put to death the deeds of the flesh that we might live, that sin is hard to fight.  No matter how hard we fight, we still fall into sin sometimes.  The devil is indeed prowling about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  When we hear God tell Cain that sin is crouching at his door, we feel God is really speaking to us.  And sadly, sin doesn’t stop crouching at our door just because we’re at church or are on a spiritual high or just read our Bibles or just came from the most amazing small group ever or are actively serving God on the missions field.  No matter how God centered the things around us may be, we can still sin.  We are never safe from sin.  Even–perhaps even especially–when God is directly blessing us or giving us direct experience of His presence, we can fall into sin.  This shocking truth is quite biblical.  Let’s call it the immediacy of sin.  It can be quite easily traced through the entirety of Biblical history. Continue reading “Am I Ever Safe from Sinning?”

Am I Ever Safe from Sinning?

When Even Men Cry: 29 times this dude like LITERALLY cried lol!!!

For the first two parts of this series (the ones with actual content), see here and here.  This post isn’t necessarily for the general reader.  For example, if you’re asking yourself, “Why did Grant write this?” you are probably not the target audience.  If you’re here for emotional voyeurism, continue reading!

Here we have the fulfillment of my promise: a list of all the times I cried in college.  This post was hard to write for two reasons:

  1. I don’t like thinking about all times I’ve cried.
  2. Consequently, I can’t remember all the times I’ve cried.

Continue reading “When Even Men Cry: 29 times this dude like LITERALLY cried lol!!!”

When Even Men Cry: 29 times this dude like LITERALLY cried lol!!!

When Even Men Cry: How to Abandon All Your Principles

After an extensive hiatus that has been far too long, this blog will revive with this post continuing our study on male tears.  In the last installment, we talked about all the times Jesus cried, and concluded the only thing we saw that made Jesus cry was the sin and unbelief of His people, at one time seen juxtaposed with coming judgment.  In this installment we’ll talk about my personal philosophy of crying and how it fits with the Bible.  In the next installment you’ll see the promised list of all the times I cried in college, which for me ended in March of 2016. Continue reading “When Even Men Cry: How to Abandon All Your Principles”

When Even Men Cry: How to Abandon All Your Principles

When Even Men Cry: Jesus Wept

Inspired by a series of comments made by various friends about my public tears, or rather the complete lack thereof, I have decided to write a brief series of posts on the issue of men crying.  I feel compelled to biblically defend myself against groundless charges of being emotionless or cold.  So I will.  Today we’ll talk about every time Jesus cried.  Next time we’ll talk about my personal philosophy of crying in its relation biblical teaching.  Finally, I’ll publish a list of times I cried college, because sometimes I like writing stuff people will actually read.


Continue reading “When Even Men Cry: Jesus Wept”

When Even Men Cry: Jesus Wept