The Truth About Sin (A Holy Week Reflection)

For many, a time of global crisis becomes an opportunity to do personal inventory, allowing nonessential priorities to be shaken away to make room for the essential ones. A crisis like this one is something we would not wish on ourselves or others. And yet, much like Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” from 2 Corinthians […]

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Christian Love in a Pandemic Age

In this week’s post, I’m going a slightly different route than usual. Instead of the usual essay, I will instead start with some links to resources for the present time. Then, I will share a remarkable essay, sent recently by my friend Phillip Johnston, on how a pandemic age can contribute to our spiritual growth […]

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On Fearing the Future

As I write this, the world is overcome by uncertainty and fear. Some fear for their financial future, others, for their health. Some fear for their loved ones, others, for themselves. It’s quite remarkable, isn’t it, what the spread of a microscopic virus can do to alter the landscape? Whatever our situation at this time, […]

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Befriending and Belonging in an Age of Scorn

In my role as a “public Christian” who values spirited discourse about the issues of our time, I want to nurture environments where people can openly wrestle with their beliefs—but without the fear of being caricatured, labeled or demonized. In other words, I am for disagreeing in an agreeable way. I guess you could say […]

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