Surgeons of the Soul

One day when we lived in New York City, I was in a hurry to get from one meeting to the next. The first step to getting there was to descend to the lobby from the twenty-eighth floor of the building where my first meeting took place. I was joined on the elevator by a […]

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God, Abortion, and Us

The abortion debate has been at a fever pitch in recent days due to the leaking of a Supreme Court opinion which would, if released as the final and official decision, overturn Roe vs Wade. If this ends up being the case, the next (and essential) frontier for those like me who align with “pro-life” […]

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There is a Crack in Everything (Including Us)

The beginning of blessedness—and the beginning of real change—is not in realizing that we are okay, but in realizing that we are not okay. It is not in becoming convinced that we are superior to everyone else, but that we are no better than anyone else. It is not in believing that we are strong […]

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Putting Our Worst Foot Forward for the Glory of God

When Adam and Eve rejected God’s goodness and authority by eating the forbidden fruit, their eyes were opened and they suddenly recognized that they were naked. This new, self-conscious reality set in motion a series of actions, each one a strategy to hide the shame that they felt over what they had done. The more […]

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