Are there any Christians who take a day of rest anymore? Some Reflections on Andy Crouch’s Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power

Andy Crouch’s new book, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, challenged me and encouraged me in many ways. And it reminded me that I want laughter to be a hallmark of our Sundays. [Read more…]

Why We Go to Church

I was irritated with my kids all through church and the entranced by them later that afternoon at the beach. So which one was the more spiritual experience? [Read more…]

Preparing to Rest (as a Hurricane approaches)…

All of this resting takes work. Or perhaps I should say it takes preparation.
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Spirituality For Busy Moms, Tip #3: Get Some Rest

You’re stressed out. You’re overwhelmed. You’re running to catch up. You’re amazed that there is yet another load of laundry to fold. Or maybe I should be writing this in the first person. Here’s the scenario of our past few days: Our babysitter is sick. William threw up (not only did he throw up, but [Read More…]

The Ethics of Time

When I went to the spiritual spa last week, I brought a few books with me. I’ve been slowly making my way through John Stott’s The Cross of Christ, and I brought Tim Keller’s latest, King’s Cross. But I didn’t open either one. Instead, I started reading Judith Shulevitz’s The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a [Read More…]