An Eastern Orthodox, an evangelical, and a progressive Christian walk into a blog post. Read more

I’m really bad at it. Here’s why I know I should do it anyway. Read more

Four of them, actually. Read more

Which archetypal church do you belong to? Read more

How a childhood obsession with Star Wars laid the groundwork for my adult faith. Read more

In the last few weeks I’ve had opportunities to give chapel services at the Academy of the New Church and Bryn Athyn College of the New Church. At both schools I spoke on worry about the future (aka “care for the morrow”), and I read one of my favorite passages from Arcana Coelestia. Several people asked me afterward for the reference, so here’s that passage, in case anyone needs to read this today: “Care for the morrow” does not mean the care of procuring… Read more

Four words that have been used to justify untold cruelty. Read more

From traditional hymns to an alt-rock concept album, these are three of the spiritual recordings that move me most. Read more

God is responsible for my hard heart only in the sense that my wife is responsible for my stubborn insistence on clinging to a bad mood. Read more

You can’t have religious freedom without the freedom to be an extremist. Read more

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