The Best Things: My 3 Favorite Christian Blogs

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

Asking for Help

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

I Have a New Job!

Four of them, actually. [Read more…]

The Seven Types of Christians

Which archetypal church do you belong to? [Read more…]

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I Was a Preteen Wannabe Jedi

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

Unruffled Is Their Spirit

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 [Read More…]

The Worst Excuse in the World

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

The Best Things: Worship Music Edition

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

Does God Harden Hearts?

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…]

In Defense of Religious Extremism

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