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A Backwards World

Christ was constantly saying things that were entirely out of order. If you want to…

A Yearning for Glory

Idolaters have overrun the land. Pagans mock Israel’s God. Barely hanging on, a beleaguered people…

Welcome to the Banquet

If you haven’t seen the movie Antwone Fisher, stop reading and go immediately to Amazon.…

Robbing Widows

We have a nasty penchant for crudely drawing distinctions between sacred and secular, faith and…

Why Do You Doubt?

What if you saw one who claimed to be God walking on water? What if…

A Holy Tasting

Recently I’ve explored the discipline of Lectio Divina, an ancient devotional practice that emerged in…

The Silence of the Song

Tom Conlon is a rock, earthy artist, braver than most of us. Tom has the…

Perilous Safety

Sometimes a firm footing on solid dirt poses a graver risk than a wild-eyed leap…

A Modern Day Prodigal

The Gospel is for sinners. Sounds simple enough … a review of some fourth grade…

Subversive Transformation

Crete was a thoroughly pagan society, a resort destination for aristocrats and financial tycoons. Drowning…

Sitting Between

Malachi penned his message from a precipice, unaware of the silent drought that would soon…

All Day

Dawn. Awake. Crisp. Air. Rested. Birds. Chirp. Dew. Alive. Dog. Out. Run. Newspaper. Coffee. Shower.…

Birth Pains

In the birthing room where our son Wyatt entered the world, my wife Miska held…

The Story of God

Few things move us like a story. Schindler’s List evoked repentant sorrow for the agony…

The Risk of Hope

A cynic is one who has been wounded by hope, who has, as Solomon put…

Bored with God

The adjective I could often use for my spiritual life is numb. Such a description…

Living in Advent

Advent: the granddaddy of the Church’s seasons. A four-week procession to Christmas, it is a…