Kara Tippetts, Our Friend

The first time we went to Jason and Kara Tippetts' home, it was for dinner with them and a few others. All of us were joining Jason and Kara in the adventure that would later be called Westside Church. It was spring 2012. Kara's blonde hair was beautiful and hung down to her shoulders. Her … Continue reading Kara Tippetts, Our Friend

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‘Grief And Griever Alike Endure’

The cloud has hung over me today, and as the night falls, I can't help but think about my grandfather and my cousin — both of whom we've lost in the last few months. Death and grief are known easily. But the absence itself is harder to get used to. Healing comes, I know. But for … Continue reading ‘Grief And Griever Alike Endure’

‘Tennessee’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkK5eHkY46o I suspect I'll be largely unsuccessful in this, but I wanted to write about what Tennessee means to me. My sister, Ashley, told me about the band above (Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)  a few months ago. She pointed me to this song, "Tennessee," and it captures almost perfectly my own sentiments about Tennessee. One … Continue reading ‘Tennessee’

Real Characters, Real Cancer

I don’t usually do this sort of thing, but I want to point you to the blog of a friend of ours: Mundane Faithfulness, written by Kara Tippetts. Kara’s husband, Jason, is our pastor. He, Kara, and their four kids moved to Colorado Springs in early 2012 to plant a church. Just a few months after … Continue reading Real Characters, Real Cancer

My Review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming Posted at Mere Orthodoxy

My friend Matthew Lee Anderson has been kind enough to publish my review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher. It's posted at the fantastic blog Mere Orthodoxy. Along with a lot of other folks, I consider Matt one of the most important voices among conservative Christians today (and he's only getting … Continue reading My Review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming Posted at Mere Orthodoxy

Trails Worth Hiking

I took the above picture last weekend while out on a hike with Jesse. His 25-pound frame hunkered in a backpack about my torso, he and I hiked some of the trails at Garden of the Gods. It’s a nearby park that I think a national treasure. Set against an oft snow-capped Pikes Peak, huge … Continue reading Trails Worth Hiking

My Latest Work from WORLD on Campus

There's now one more place to see the writing of Michael Reneau, for better or worse. Since September, I've been a weekly opinion columnist for WORLD on Campus, a sister site to Christian magazine WORLD. WoC is delivers the same types of stories and content that WORLD Magazine does, just for a college-aged audience. My … Continue reading My Latest Work from WORLD on Campus