Jason B. Ladd

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

3 Effective Antidotes To The Decline of Freedom

3 antidotes to decline in freedom

A wave of recent events thrust the idea of freedom into the forefront of a cultural debate on human rights. Often galvanized by controversies surrounding life and death–of children and lions–freedom is pursued as passionately as it is defended. And what can we do about it? Georgia Tech recently hosted an open forum with Dr. Ravi […]

Joining the Disciples In Their Fear, Grief, and Joy

Tomorrow is my wife’s due date. We’ve named our baby Boone Shepherd, and he is the sixth child the Lord has entrusted to our care. With the arrival of Boone’s due date, I feel like one of Jesus’s disciples during his time on earth. Their lives developed a pattern of stages:

A Test of Faith: Saying Goodbye to Boone

test of faith saying goodbye to boone

When I began this blog, I decided to focus on topics related to leadership, parenthood, and worldview development. My wife and I are currently experiencing our biggest parenting challenge yet. If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to a loved one, you will understand. Somewhat. I say somewhat because our situation brought us challenges we […]

Book Review of Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life

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God will never give you more than you can handle. That’s one of the most frequently misquoted lines of Scripture. It’s not in the Bible, and it’s not true. In fact, God frequently gives us more than we can handle. Sometimes it’s the only way to get his messages across: You’re doing it wrong You cannot […]

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 […]

An End to Weapons of Mass Destruction

The world is a different place since the invention of weapons of mass destruction. They were designed to prevent evil. But what if it they were designed to destroy what was good? Isaiah 5:20 carries a warning for those who would misuse weapons of mass destruction: “Woe to those who call evil good and good […]

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. […]

Relativism: How to Ruin Bedtime and the Meaning of Life

Children learn about relativism from an early age.  It begins when they look at their life compared to another’s–a sibling, a parent, a friend.  I’ll use bedtime to illustrate. Parents go to great lengths to create routines that work.  Bedtime can be a particularly difficult problem to solve with young children.  One late night and a […]