Men in the Arena

Friday reminds me why HBU is a higher education: the school is doing things and not merely thinking about doing something, someday, somehow, if we just do another study. HBU is a place where leaders are encouraged to research, think, consider, but then act. Acting, drawing a line, doing something is impossibly hard for too many. [Read More...]

The Worst Evangelical Blog Post Ever? A Raw, Authentic, Vulnerable Attempt to Write It.

Authenticity* is hard, requiring vulnerability, openness, and an acceptance of the fact that we are all on a journey made up of unfulfilled dreams, dreams often inauthentic to who we would be if we could each just be the me God made me to be. To be authentic is to rip away the Band-Aids of [Read More...]

Where is God when it is fine?

Israel’s sacred history struck me as odd when I was a young man: the better Israel did, the less she loved God. No longer young, I live the problem and so understand. In my case at least, what is true of a community is true of me. When God is good to me, He can [Read More...]

The Easter Bunny and the Blood Moon: Two Worries

We live in perilous times: Putin moves on Ukraine and Iran is getting the bomb, but if you follow the signs of the times, then you already know that this is true. What signs are these? Easter season is not just one day, but a period of time, and we are now in that time. [Read More...]

Knowing Pain, Growing in Pain

Christianity reserves all sexuality to the act of marriage, but not everyone can get married in the Faith. Millions of Christians will never get married, because nobody wishes to marry them or the people they love do not want to marry them.* As the number of people getting married in the West declines, and as we marry [Read More...]

Letters to William: On God (Part II)

Dear William, Every kid that experiences God discovers, with joy, that most other people have contact with the Divine. There comes the moment, however, when he discovers many different religions or denominations. My acquaintances who are atheists always make a big deal about this moment of discovery, so it may be at the heart of [Read More...]

Letters to William: On God (Part 1)

Dear William, You have kindly let me share our correspondence with other people (at least my mother reads this blog). As a fairly new Christian (four years), you are beginning to think about your faith. This is good and a natural part of being a faithful Christian and I appreciate the chance to share my [Read More...]


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