The Difference Between Brokenness and Limitations

Brokenness and limitations are not the same thing. Brokenness, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, is not good. It comes as a result of sin in our world. As Jesus demonstrated throughout his ministry, God wants to heal broken bodies, broken minds, broken souls, and broken communities. God wants to heal our broken world. But limitations [Read More...]

Losing My Voice and the Festival of Faith and Writing

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I lost my voice on Sunday. It happens often. Every few months, usually prompted by some combination of a cold (or, as in this case, allergies) and a speaking engagement. I’ve only had to cancel once, but I’ve coughed my way through some other sessions. But I’ve never had a situation quite like this one–where [Read More...]

A Good and Perfect Gift, Revisited

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I have a new essay in the December issue of Christianity Today (and if you’re a subscriber, be sure to read it in the magazine because it includes two adorable photos of Penny that don’t appear online!) “My Perfect Child.” In my dad’s words, the article is a very abbreviated (he might have used the [Read More...]


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