Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

Father’s Day: Revelation Through Prayer

Father's Day Revelation Through Prayer

I love my father. I am thankful for him today, as I am every day. A few years back, I captured that sentiment in a Father’s Day post titled “A Father’s Legacy: Memories From a Thankful Son.” But this Father’s Day, I want to tell you a story about another father, and the answer he gave to a […]

You Really Believe That?

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Below is an excerpt from a book I’m working on about my struggle with doubt during the search for truth and a reasonable defense of the Christian faith. One single question changed the course of my life, and all for the better.  “What do you think happens when we die?” Karry asked. It was 10 years since our […]

A Paratrooper’s Faith and a Legacy of Love

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Green Light On June 5th, 1944, high above a war raging in Europe, a paratrooper’s faith helped calm a 20-year-old soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division. The vibration of the military transport plane might have put George to sleep if not for the peril he was about to face. He was about to jump under cover […]

Awakening: Open Your Eyes and Become Alive

Some mornings it’s hard to wake up.  The room is cold; the covers are warm and soft.  It’s dark, and it’s early.  It just doesn’t make sense to get out of bed. Becoming Awake But you don’t have a choice; you have to go to work, so you hit the snooze and close your eyes. […]

Project-X: Tommy The Chimpanzee’s Fight to Take Flight

Tommy the chimpanzee might be taking flight soon, but not by plane and abetted by Matthew Broderick (reference Project-X, 1987).  Tommy’s advocates are fighting for his right to flee captivity. “Lawsuit Filed Today on Behalf of Chimpanzee Seeking Legal Personhood.” That is the title of a recent story put out by the Nonhuman Rights Project. […]

The Croods: Before There Was Fire, Living in a World of Darkness

If you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve seen The Croods.  The Croods follows a prehistoric family who live in a world of darkness and fear.  During the course of the movie, the Croods “. . . embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is […]

Cultural Captives: Beliefs, Behavior, and the Future of America

Establishing a coherent and sufficient worldview leads to many questions about life, the world, and yourself. When Jesus spoke with the woman at the well in Samaria, she went back and told the townspeople, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.” After reading Stephen Cable’s book Cultural Captives: The Beliefs and Behavior […]

The Secret to Success: Improve Your Life in Five Words

Want to save thousands of dollars in therapy and marriage counseling? I may have stumbled onto the secret to success for maintaining a strong relationship.  It’s nothing new.  Malcolm Muggeridge said: “All new news is old news happening to new people.” (Click here to Tweet that!) At one point it was new to me, and […]

While He’s Away: A Poem About Being Gone

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– While I’m away The mission’s first We’ll put our best against their worst But victory will fail to quench my thirst While I’m away  – While I’m away The silence settles in The mood is calm, the air is thin My kingdom for one morn’ of childrens’ din While I’m away  – While I’m […]

A History of Thanksgiving in the New Testament

Thanksgiving is upon us.  It is a time to understand the history of Thanksgiving and express our gratitude for all we have been given. It’s a time to be thankful not only for things, but for circumstances. This post will look at the history of thanksgiving in the Pauline Epistles.  We are far removed from […]