On Sharing Life With “Very Special” People

Whenever I am asked what makes me most proud of the church that I get to serve, Christ Presbyterian’s emphasis on people with disabilities and special needs always makes the list. Although I have written about this before, and have made public this related talk that I first gave at a Joni and Friends event, our […]

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On Being “Naked” And Unashamed

About a decade ago, Arlie Hochschild of the The New York Times released an essay called “The State of Families, Class and Culture.” She observed that in modern times, we have a curiously consumerist approach to love: On Internet sites and television shows, we watch potential partners searching “through the rack” of dozens of beauties […]

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How Jesus Became Guilty By Association

  Famously, Archbishop William Temple once said that The Christian Church, in its purest form, is the only society that exists for the benefit of its non-members. Though some Christians over the centuries have fallen into an “us-only” way of living, no one can argue that Jesus prioritized the outsider. I suppose you could say that he was […]

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On Letting My Kids Go, and Realizing They Were Never Mine in the First Place

As I write this, Patti and I are preparing for the day when we will launch our Abby, now a college senior, into independent adulthood. At the same time, we will also be launching Ellie, now a high school senior, into college. Very soon, both of our daughters will be out of the nest and taking […]

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