Laptop Hobos

Do you have experience with this? What is your wisdom? Are today’s coffee shops meant to be the new office space for America’s disconnected workers? Many establishments, especially the big chains like Starbucks(SBUX -0.23%), offer free, unlimited Wi-Fi service for their patrons — presumably to let people linger and add to the ambiance. “We want to [Read More...]

We Stand with the President

Kris and I agree with the peacemaking ways of our President: President Obama’s full statement on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case: “The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I [Read More...]

Conversion through Friendship

The most common “advocate” for conversion is a family member or a friend (you can read about this in my book Turning to Jesus). Some are converted by reading, some by listening to a sermon, some by studying a problem, some by an aesthetic encounter (I know someone who was converted through a piece of art in [Read More...]

Chew It Through Afresh (RJS)

Fairly often in the discussion of issues surrounding the intersection of science and faith some mention is made of the inherent lopsidedness of the discussion. Theology, it appears to many, has to respond to science, as if it is the younger sibling and the less robust method of knowing. But I think this is a [Read More...]

The Paternity Test

One of the finest statements of the Christian life I have ever seen is found in Jason Hood’s book Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern. This is what Jason says: “God, who created humans to imitate him, has now imitated humans [in Christ] in order to make them right with him” (68). To imitate [Read More...]


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