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August 17, 2018
Social Media: The Sacrifice That Costs (And Accomplishes) Nothing
Let's face it: There's a lot of good that social media can do. It helps...
August 15, 2018
The Ends Don’t Justify The Mean
In 2016, 80% of Evangelical Christians said they'd found the political candidate God wanted them...
August 09, 2018
If Your Gospel Isn’t Good News For Everyone, It’s Not Good News For Anyone: Why I Signed #PledgetoPause
Earlier this summer, Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced he would retire, leaving an empty seat...
July 31, 2018
Because Hard Times Require Furious Dancing.
Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can...
July 18, 2018
Bloody But Unbowed: What Nelson Mandela Taught Us About Justice, Forgiveness, and Rising Together
One hundred years ago today, a baby boy was born in South Africa. He was...
July 16, 2018
Busy Is Not A Beatitude: Why self-care matters in a fast and furious world
On Saturday I saw an insane number of patients in clinic. When I got home,...
July 11, 2018
We Got Kids Out Of A Cave. Let’s Get Them Out Of Cages (And Everywhere Else They’re Trapped).
I was in a Lyft on my way to work yesterday morning when I got...
July 09, 2018
Suffer The Little Children: What the Thailand cave rescue teaches us about saving vulnerable kids
For the past seven days, I've been holding my breath, praying non-stop for the twelve...
July 03, 2018
We Are None Of Us Free
Tomorrow we'll shut down businesses and drink lemonade and host barbecues and set off fireworks...
June 26, 2018
Kristallnacht, the Travel Ban and Our Response to The Immigration Crisis
In German-occupied Europe in November 1938, Nazis raided Jewish businesses and homes, and destroyed 268...
June 20, 2018
Make America Kind Again.
It's World Refugee Day. There are more displaced people today than there have ever been...
June 13, 2018
…Stand Up Eight
A few days ago, I wrote about five ways to survive depression. The fifth suggestion...
June 11, 2018
Five Practical Things That Helped Me Survive Depression
Last week I wrote about the 18 months when I was in a deep depression,...
June 09, 2018
What I Remember About Depression Was The Darkness. And The Friends Who Waded Through It To Get To Me.
There's an island called Depression. It's so dark, only the people who live there can...
June 03, 2018
Conversational Spanish: Finding The Words We Really Need To Say
When I found out I'd be traveling to Costa Rica to speak at a conference,...
June 01, 2018
Jesus Changed My Hands
For the next five days I'm speaking at a seminary outside of San Jose, Costa...
May 28, 2018
The Paris Spiderman: Being Hope To A World On The Edge
On Saturday afternoon in Paris, 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama, a refugee from Mali, was on his...
May 24, 2018
Five Surprising Health Benefits of Smiling
Last week I wrote about the one-word piece of medical advice my doctor gave me...
May 23, 2018
One More Cup Of Tea: Practicing Emotional Hospitality In A Hostile World
The weather in San Francisco abruptly changed two days ago. It went from being sunny...
May 21, 2018
Love In All Its Forms
On Saturday morning as I was putting on scrubs and clogs and pulling my hair...
May 16, 2018
The One-Word Piece of Medical Advice That Changed My Life
Somehow my cancer treatments affected my ability to fall -- and stay -- asleep. So...
May 15, 2018
Where Is God When We Hurt The Most?
I spent the weekend speaking at the Bent Not Broken conference, a gathering of cancer...
May 13, 2018
When Mother’s Day Hurts Your Heart
When I was 28 years old, I received a call from my OB I'd gone...
May 11, 2018
The Book I Needed To Read But Couldn’t Find
One of the best pieces of writing advice I ever got was, "Write the book...
May 10, 2018
Twelve Years Ago Today I Almost Died.
Twelve years ago today I was lying in Yale-New Haven Hospital. It was the day...
May 09, 2018
What, Who, How & When Are You For? (Because Being Against Isn’t Enough)
This week I've been thinking a lot about the word "for." Because, while it's important...
May 07, 2018
Three Things Evangelicals Should Stop Saying In Defense of Trump
The last few blogs I've written have been an expression of concern about why evangelicals...
May 06, 2018
Sunday: The Most Cognitively Dissonant Day In Evangelical America
This morning, millions of evangelicals who voted for the current president, and continue to not...
May 04, 2018
The National Day Of Prayer Is A Waste Of Time (If It Doesn’t Change Us)
In 1952, President Truman instituted a National Day of Prayer. It falls on the first...
April 27, 2018
Wide and Long and High and Deep
This week I had the opportunity to stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon...
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