Caryn Rivadeneira is a writer and speaker who serves on the worship staff at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. She's the author of five books, including Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed About God's Abundance (InterVarisity Press, 2014) and Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell, 2013). Caryn lives outside of Chicago with her husband, three kids, and one pit bull. Visit her at CarynRivadeneira.com. Find her on Facebook and on Twitter.
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff.
What is it about this lion’s death that has us so outraged?
The first step in caring for the prisoner: Remember.
Why this prayer-loving, evangelical mom won’t be joining the movement.
Discovery Channel's popular (and once educational) series gets trapped in gimmick.
On going broke and getting judged.
How our very-real God loves an active, creative mind.
A writer’s struggle with "quiet time."
Seriously. God’s help comes from the weirdest places.
Antoinette Tuff, the steady voice who famously talked down an armed intruder, speaks out about her faith.
Even our fleeting moments of bliss are worth celebrating.
And yet, I believe. Loving our creative God, embracing our paradoxical faith.
Hear me out: Haunting tales provide their own kind of spiritual formation.
Recognizing the power of letting people speak for themselves.
Television done right can promote a fuller view of our bodies.
It's our job to create the friendly, open atmosphere of heaven… or at least Disney.
Transformation, redemption, and a certain raunchy Robin Thicke video.
A work-from-home parent during summer vacation.
Examining the lies that sex is worth nothing or sex is worth everything.
A message to Marissa Mayer: It's not where we work, but how we work that matters.