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June 29, 2016
10 Ways to Impact Culture that Don’t Involve Presidential Politics
Trump v. Clinton Got You Down? Here are 10 things you could do right now...
May 31, 2016
Dr. Stuart Brown’s Seven Properties of Play
Summer break is here and it's time to play, but do you really know how?...
May 27, 2016
On the Importance of Disappointing Your Congregation: Now up at HuffPo
A version of the recent post "On the Importance of Disappointing Your Congregation" is...
May 26, 2016
MNU Chapel Sermon on Doubt:
A few weeks back I had the chance to speak at the MNU Chapel service....
May 22, 2016
Wendell Berry on the Trinity
It's Trinity Sunday today, so here's a quick quote from Wendell Berry and his great...
May 17, 2016
On The Importance Of Disappointing Your Congregation…
Question: How are you doing? Answer: busy... how many times have you heard that? How...
May 13, 2016
Building Tiny Houses For Homeless Veterans
This is a great story from Frank Morris at KCUR - Kansas City Public Radio...
May 12, 2016
Is Church Membership Still Relevant?
In a world in which a premium is placed on having what we want, when...
May 09, 2016
Church Lady Came Back To SNL w/Special Guests: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz
The church lady came back to SNL with guest appearances by Ted Cruz and Donald...
April 30, 2016
Fixed Hour Prayer Resources: A Few Simple Ways to Pray the Daily Office
Here are a few of the websites and books I've used over the years to...
April 25, 2016
Ten Great Quotes About Doubt & the Christian Experience
I've been thinking about doubt a lot lately, and its central importance in the act...
March 25, 2016
Good News for Christmas and Easter Christians (and a little Good Friday funny)
Have you heard the term Chreastians. It’s a mash-up of Christmas-Easter-Christians that refers to those who only go...
March 22, 2016
What Do the Terrorists Really Want?
Rational, sane, compassionate people who come face to face with the unthinkable violence of Muslim...
March 10, 2016
I Am Busy Because I Am Vain – A Final Argument for Engaging in Lenten Disciplines
“I am busy because I am vain. I want to appear important. Significant. What better...
March 06, 2016
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry: 10 Great Quotes from a Masterpiece
“You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have...
March 01, 2016
It’s Never Too Late to Start Observing Lent
As we near the halfway point of the season of Lent it occurs to me that among...
February 24, 2016
Did the Koch Brothers Just Pick a Candidate?
On the list of the richest people in America, Charles and David Koch stand tied...
February 15, 2016
The First Full Week of Lent: The Aggravation of Self-Denial
This week is when you really set the tone for lent. The "new" has probably worn...
February 12, 2016
The Ash Wednesday Hangover: “Wait, I gave up what for Lent?”
As more and more evangelical Christians embrace church traditions such as lent (and evangelicals really need...
February 09, 2016
Why Evangelicals Need Lent
Evangelicals need to observe Lent, in part, because our troubling lack of tradition leaves us untethered...
February 07, 2016
Is That God Or Peyton Manning? I Cannot Tell: Chris Thile’s Omahallelujah!
Chris Thile is set to fill Garrison Keillor's shoes as the host of A Prairie...
February 03, 2016
Franklin Graham and the Pain of Being the Son of a Great Father
Franklin Graham can be quite frustrating at times. Over the past few years, however, I've been...
February 01, 2016
Nate Silver On Why Iowa Matters for Trump & Sanders
Why should just a few hundred thousand voters taking part in a bizarre caucusing ritual...
January 29, 2016
Surely Religious Voters Aren’t Falling for Trump’s Routine?
Sleight of hand has always been a big part of American politics. Donald Trump is...
January 26, 2016
Thomas Merton on Suffering
No Man is An Island is slowly becoming my favorite among the many writings of Thomas...
January 18, 2016
Ten Great Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Non-Violence
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral; begetting the very...
January 01, 2016
The First Word of 2016 Goes to Wendell Berry
If Wendell Berry were editing the aphorism, "Hell is other people" it would become, "Hell is...
December 30, 2015
New Dictionary Words for 2015: An A-Z Snapshot
Words, language, meaning, narrative... these are things that I love, and that are essential to...
December 29, 2015
Sermonsmith Episode 60: Tim Suttle – Conversations About the Craft of Sermon Preparation
Sermonsmith is a podcast dedicated to celebrating and learning about the rhythms, workflows, tools, and...
December 27, 2015
Your 2016 Church Goals Should Start Here
The most powerful reason the church is struggling in North America right now is that the...
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