We are nearing the end of Lent, and completing our reflections on Ecclesiastes. It has been an illuminating exercise for me. Understanding has found me in a way it never has before with this text. It is both encouraging and nerve-wracking, showing me how much transformation I have yet to experience.Read more "Meaningless: Reflections for Lent, Week 6"
Balance. Moderation. Truth. Love. Faithfulness. Wholeness. These words are what come to mind when I think about trying to maintain equilibrium in my life. They are what come to mind when I think about what we strive for when we seek to avoid extremism. I’ve talked about wild overcorrections in conversations with Chrissy and others. […]Read more "Following Jesus: Walking the Narrow Road"
I have started reading Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren F. Winner, and I have to say ‘thank you’ to Vanessa for recommending it to me because it has so far been powerful and inspiring. Winner is a Christian who grew up Jewish, and this book is about her insights into spirituality that she gained from Judaism […]Read more "Faithful with Every Bite"
I want to talk about something I have become more and more passionate about over the years. Even more recently, I’ve had conversations with different people where it was relevant and even necessary for their ability to recognize a way to move forward in their lives and find Jesus present with them. I could describe […]Read more "New Has Come"
For the first time in nearly a decade, I am at a place where I feel like I don’t know where the road I am on is taking me. The last time I felt this way was the transition from high school to college and trying to get a grasp of what major I wanted and the […]Read more "How Do I Get to Now?"
Calvin Miller’s The Singer is a narrative poem retelling Jesus’ story in the context of the Middle Ages, and the main character is a bard who sings a song that changes lives. The book is beautiful and poignant, and it communicates in ways an essay or a speech could not. Yet, the Singer’s song is […]Read more "An Old Song with a New Dance (Part 1 of 2)"
As many of you know, my wife and I are about to meet our first child, a little girl, any day now. I can’t really imagine how my life is about to change, but I can only think it will be for the better. As her arrival has come closer, I have been thinking about […]Read more "Learning from Eve – Part 1"