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Jacob Long

Jacob Long

Shalom. My name is Jacob Long. I am a Psychology/History major, aspiring to join the Dual-Level Psychology/Counseling program at Cairn University. I desire to learn to think in an interdisciplinary manner, in order to discover what it means to follow Christ in our world. Grace and peace to you.

Back in November I decided to e-mail a fellow who has played an integral role in my spiritual formation: Greg Boyd. He graciously agreed to an interview. This all occurred during the attack on Paris, so I particularly wanted to hear what he had to say about the event. I

Recently I have been e-mailing some of my favorite contemporary intellectuals within the body of Christ in hopes of interviewing them, making a connection and showing my appreciation. The first man on my list was Dr. Gregory Boyd, who has played an integral part in my spiritual and theological formation.

My knees are calloused, and my shoulders tense. Four missed calls, eight voicemails. (Not as many as You though) One migraine, two broken hearts, three unpaid bills five dimes, six forgotten, seven not known… no hope. Call me hunchback; maybe it’s my posture or maybe You don’t care, but the

“Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel In my previous article, I showed that monsters are sometimes Christ-figures. In this post, I want to show that one of the sweetest facets of Halloween, chocolate, is actually one of the most bitter. First,

“We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.” ― Mike Carey, The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity I have a two part article. The goal in the first is to show that at least one aspect of the Halloween

This summer I’ve read books written by Richard Beck, Brene’ Brown, Bradley Jersak, Greg Boyd and other interesting writers. A recurring theme is that of the inherent vulnerability of the human condition and experience, especially in the experience of following Christ. Put more simply than probably should be, to be

William Stringfellow. A lesser known figure in American theology in the 60s-70s. A lawyer and, dare I say, pragmatist. I’ve recently read through the first essay in his publication, A Private and Public Faith, which he writes is intended to, “[invite] argument and controversy, not however, for the sake of

Frank Viola, a fellow follower of Christ, has been working through a series of blog posts on his blog over at to shed light on various people of the faith we revere and adore. I’d like to offer a brief overview of some of the “shocking” beliefs or actions

When I disclose that I have an autoimmune condition to my brothers and sisters in Christ, I generally get responses such as, “Wow, I’m sorry to hear that,” or “I’ll pray for you.” The sentiments are appreciated. However, sometimes I get the response, “Wow, let’s pray for you! If you

The epistle of James has always been one I’ve returned to in my devotional times of study. I’ve always had trouble with it. I’ve wrestled with it quite a bit. One of the questions I’ve had is what exactly James is communicating in chapter 4. I currently believe the central