Does the Trinity Matter? A Swedenborgian View of The Shack

There’s a lot to love in The Shack, but can its portrayal of the Trinity be reconciled with New Church theology? [Read more…]

The Best Things: Marriage Moats

How a daily mini-blog about chickens, children, and carrots can make your relationships stronger, whether you’re married or not. [Read more…]

“Repent” Does Not Mean “Wallow in Self-loathing”: An Ash Wednesday Reflection.

Repentance is not about making yourself feel miserable – but it does require spending some time in the ashes. [Read more…]

How La La Land Failed to Earn Its Ending

A spoilerful critique of a very good movie that could have been great. [Read more…]

Imperfect Courage: A Sermon

We fear that that we will never be good enough. Moments of despair and failure confirm that fear. But they also teach us something new. [Read more…]

Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

And does it count as handling it if we weep, shout, and completely fall apart? [Read more…]

Eternal Love in Heavenly Bodies

Why I intend to keep hugging and kissing my wife in heaven – even if we might spend some time in the ultimate long-distance relationship first. [Read more…]

A Heavy Cross or an Easy Yoke?

Is the Christian life supposed to be easy or supposed to be hard? We can probably guess that the answer is “both,” but what does that actually mean? [Read more…]

A New (To Me) Swedenborgian Blog

Lee and Annette Woofenden offer keen insight and pastoral wisdom on their aptly named “Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life” blog. [Read more…]

When Grievers Say the Things You’re Not Supposed To Say to Them

There are a number of things you shouldn’t say to a grieving person. But what do you do when they’re said by the grieving person himself? [Read more…]