Holocaust Remembrance Day

By |2015-04-16T13:55:08-05:00April 16th, 2015|

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Just want to share two things. The first made me sad. This week, after writing an article about the inappropriate nature of Jewish jokes, a writer friend of mine was [...]

Does church help us live like Jesus?

By |2018-03-02T16:39:03-06:00January 12th, 2015|

It’s Monday. How was church yesterday (if you went)? What, if anything, did you learn or discover while investing an hour or two in your local church? Did going to church yesterday help you to [...]

On my list this year: contentment

By |2014-11-12T00:19:01-06:00November 12th, 2014|

The onslaught is building, slowly but surely. You're already seeing and hearing ads for the holiday shopping season, reminding you that even though Thanksgiving is more than two weeks away, it's time to think about [...]

Of babies and bathwater

By |2018-03-02T16:40:16-06:00March 21st, 2014|

“In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity.” This quote, often attributed to Augustine, is believed to have been actually penned by a seventeenth century German Lutheran theologian, Rupertus Meldenius, urging Christians to get [...]

Breadwinner wives

By |2014-03-11T23:22:47-05:00March 11th, 2014|

About a year ago, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg published what would quickly become a bestselling book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. She encouraged women to "lean in" to their careers, rather [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study

By |2018-03-02T16:41:42-06:00February 13th, 2013|

Today, Ash Wednesday, opens Lent: a season of reflection, of redirecting our attention away from our appetites. But what are we directing our attention toward? If we only focus on the pleasures or indulgences we [...]

The favor of God

By |2018-03-02T16:42:56-06:00December 19th, 2012|

The sun has not shone here in the midwest for days. In this deep and dark December, I'm aware of my own shortcomings, my own mistakes--the darkness of pride, discontent, anger inside me. Life has [...]

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