We Have Some BIG NEWS

This Friday, the Hill's are moving back to Ottawa, Ontario after eight incredible years in Houston, Texas. The last five months have been a whirlwind of decision making as we've been discerning what to do next. We decided to move to Ottawa on December 1st and then four strong ministry possibilities with great salaries opened … Continue reading We Have Some BIG NEWS

My Top 10 Films Of 2017

While I found it a little easier to narrow it down to my top 10 films this year over last year, there were still many gems. Here are my top 10 films of 2017 (and 15 honorable mentions): 1. The Big Sick - directed by Michael Showalter What do you do when you're a Pakistani … Continue reading My Top 10 Films Of 2017

My Top 10 TV Shows Of 2017

2017 was another amazing year for television, especially comedy - the genre that helped carry us through the year. Here are my top 10 TV shows of 2017: 1. Girls (Season 6) - HBO Girls takes the top spot again, but this will be the last time as Season 6 was the final season. Many … Continue reading My Top 10 TV Shows Of 2017

My Top 10 Albums Of 2017

What a year for music. From alternative country to hip hop, pop to rock, there was always something great to listen to. Here were some of my favorite records of 2017: 1. Prisoner by Ryan Adams This is one of the only albums that truly brought me to tears in 2017. It's beautiful and tragic, both … Continue reading My Top 10 Albums Of 2017

My Top 10 Books Of 2017

I read 25 incredible books this year, so this list was extremely hard to narrow down. The top five books were released in 2017, while the subsequent five were released in previous years. 1. What Is the Bible? How An Ancient Library Of Poems, Letters, And Stories Can Transform The Way You Think And Feel … Continue reading My Top 10 Books Of 2017

The Great Expansion & The Next 95 Theses

"Every five hundred years, the Church cleans out its attic and has a giant rummage sale", wrote the late Phyllis Tickle in her, now nine-year-old, book The Great Emergence. But what was one of the most beloved and prophetic writers of the past generation referring to exactly? A little over 500 years after a Jewish … Continue reading The Great Expansion & The Next 95 Theses

Rob Bell & I Talk The Bible, His Creative Process, His Struggles & Hope

Last night I had the chance to talk with one of my favorite spiritual teachers, Rob Bell. I've been following Rob's work for over 11 years and there aren't words to describe my thankfulness for it. His new book, What Is The Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the … Continue reading Rob Bell & I Talk The Bible, His Creative Process, His Struggles & Hope

My Spiritual Retreat

For those of you who have been following my blog since the beginning, you’ll know that I went through a massive deconstruction of my faith from August-December of 2015. There are many others who are experiencing the same thing right now. Many have gone before me and many will follow. I have talked with a … Continue reading My Spiritual Retreat

We Need To Talk About Romans 13…

If you were to ask me what passage of scripture I've heard quoted more than any other since the presidential inauguration, my answer would be easy: Romans 13:1-4. It reads: "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Romans 13…

My Top 10 Films Of 2016

Narrowing it down to my top 10 films was extremely difficult this year. 2016 has been an incredible year for cinema and I almost made a top 20 list. Instead, I'll include some honorable mentions at the end. Here we go...my top 10 films of 2016: 1. Moonlight - written/directed by Barry Jenkins Moonlight is … Continue reading My Top 10 Films Of 2016