Praying The Same

My friend Katie Noah Gibson wrote a lovely piece in Art House America about the small prayer that she grew up saying before mealtimes with her family. It’s a beautiful little reflection on the words we use to talk to God, and our complicated feelings towards them. We used many of the same phrases over [Read More...]

On Moving and Dislocation

Ask any New Yorker what their least favorite activity is – ask nearly anyone - and “moving” will come up pretty high on the list. All that packing and hunting and handing over money and resettling is rough. It’s not just the work, though: it’s the feeling of rootlessness that comes from not having a home, from [Read More...]

Before Midnight: A Different Understanding of Love

 Before Midnight, the third film in the “Before” trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy (which also includes Before Sunrise and Before Sunset), came out recently. I got to publish a great review of it over at Christianity Today, an article by Ken Morefield that reflected on marriage as much as the movie. Here’s a piece of it: Before [Read More...]

(A Poem for) Morning

The thing I love most about this time of year, when the days are approaching their longest here in the northern hemisphere, is that it’s bright and sunny in the mornings, sometimes before I wake up. And we’re about to move out of the apartment we’ve been in for the past several months, where we’ve [Read More...]


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