Growing Up With Each Other

I wrote a little blog post over at Relief Journal‘s blog about the movie Her and how relationships make us mature: In the days since I saw the film the second time and noted how the film lingers, at the end, on a shot of Theodore and Amy, I’ve thought about whom, exactly, the titular Her is. Maybe it’s [Read More...]

Long-Distance Friendship

I’ve realized in the past year that half – or maybe more – of my friends live far away from me, many on the West Coast. That’s a long trip from New York City. And due to work and travel schedules, sometimes it feels like my friends who are based in New York live far [Read More...]

Friendship, by Guilt or Grace

Some people, I think, are naturally good at having friends and keeping friendships alive even when time, space, and life circumstances change. Others aren’t. And I’m definitely in the second category – I’ve written quite a bit over the past few years about how many friends have dropped by the wayside in my life, either [Read More...]

Greg Jones on Holy Friendship

Dr. L. Gregory Jones of Duke Divinity School

L. Gregory Jones, senior strategist and professor of theology at Duke Divinity School, has recently written on holy friendship. I find his thoughts challenging and encouraging, as well as insightful. Here are a few excerpts from “Discovering Hope Through Holy Friendships.” What constitutes holy friendships? Holy friends challenge the sins we have come to love, [Read More...]


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