Project Night Night

From Lincolnwood News: A cold and snowy winter night didn’t stop more than 100 Todd Hall students and parents from gathering Tuesday evening to assemble comfort packages for homeless children served by Maryville Academy Crisis Nursery in Chicago. “Project Night Night” was Todd Hall’s third annual service learning project, a yearly event taking place each [Read More...]

Maps vs. Reality

The Atlantic: What can we do to become more aware of the ignored, the invisible, the unmapped? Maps have always had a way of bluntly illustrating power. Simply appearing on one can be enough to make a place or community matter. Meanwhile, absence from “the map” conveys something quite the opposite. Recall 19th century colonial surveys [Read More...]

ECF Grant Awards

I’m quite honored to announce that biologist at Trinity Western, Dennis Venema, and I have been granted a scholarship through BioLogos and the Evolution and Christian Faith program: The Grantees As part of our objective to create a network of scholars and leaders, we awarded grants to organizations across the U.S. and the world. Thirty [Read More...]

The Danger of Freedom

Some folks seem to delight in freedom, in choice, in thinking for themselves and sometimes find themselves in a world made for themselves, a kind of narcissism. Others delight in order, hierarchy, in faith, and in a kind of theology that seems to lock in the creative potential of humans and who at the same [Read More...]

On the Way to the Cross

I want to spend some time this Lenten season reflecting how we naturally walk with Mary and Peter to the Cross, to Easter and then on to Pentecost. When I wrote The Real Mary, the one theme that came home to me was this: to follow Mary is a walk to the cross. She’s an [Read More...]

Ash Wednesday Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our [Read More...]


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