You Can’t Think Your Way To God

Christianity Today has published an interview with my friend James K.A. Smith, the philosopher, editor of Comment, and writer of many books, including two that I use in my classes: Desiring the Kingdom and Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?. The title — and Jamie’s argument — is that you can’t think your way to God. The embodied liturgies and [Read More...]

Redemption in Angola Prison

Over at Comment Magazine, John Rottman has an interesting piece on the astounding transformation at Angola Prison in New Orleans—home to hardened criminals and gang members. Here’s part of it: The kingdom of God has also brought a sense of vocation in the value of work. Prisoners earn money by making crafts and selling them [Read More...]

Boomers, Millennials, and Wisdom

There’s a great piece on mentorship in The High Calling this week–an interview with Christine Scheller. Here’s an especially useful insight: What advice would you offer to the young and confident group . . .  who do know more than their seniors in certain ways? I would advise them to treat their coworkers with respect, because it [Read More...]

Letting Gravity Do Its Work

Mike Metzger has a terrific reflection over at The High Calling on God’s plan for the world—and how that works itself out: Shalom in today’s world means seeking the prosperity of people in everyday businesses and schools and neighborhoods and sports leagues – you know, regular workaday institutions, not just “religious” ones. We build beautiful companies [Read More...]


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