In your dim memories of Thanksgivings past, you may remember it: the card table in the kitchen or the family room, possibly set with plastic cups, and a paper tablecloth, where you sat with your [...]
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Part of me did not want to go to church. Another part of me longed for it, in a shaky, hungry sort of way. The hunger won out. At The Practice, the gathering we attend [...]
A common critique put on 21st Century Christians is that they are better known for what they are against, than what they are for. I don't think this is true of all Christians--but the criticism [...]
Sometimes, I find that the life of faith has more questions than answers. Questions about the Bible and what it means, and how to live out our faith. Questions about how we treat people if [...]
At about 3 a.m., I am running in a warm, foggy rain down a wooded path, somewhere just south of Racine, Wisconsin. My glasses are constantly fogging up (why did I think taking out my [...]
Are people capable of change? Are you changing (for the better)? Am I? My books and teaching focus on spiritual transformation—that is, spiritual change. I’m prepping to speak later this week on transformation, how experiencing [...]
Last Sunday, walking into church, I noticed a couple of temporary pens in the front yard, where goats and sheep, bunnies and chickens, and more than a few children, milled about. Huh, I thought. That’s [...]
Our 21-year-old daughter called my husband’s cell phone one evening last week. “Dad, I’m on a quick break during class but I wanted to ask you: do you self-identify as a feminist?” “Well, yes, I [...]