Believe Something Already: Emergent, LaBeouf, & the Growing Senselessness of Doubt

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Elijah then came near to all the people, and said, “How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” The people did not answer him a word.  Last week, two seemingly unrelated blips appeared on my Internet radar and struck a strangely similar chord: Tony Jones's statistics about the emergent/emerging church, and Shia LaBeouf's interview on Interview Magazine. I'm not entirely sure what point Jones was trying to drive home … [Read more...]

The Secret to Breakthrough

One night before bedtime, my three year old Gemma and I were talking and the subject of worrying came up. It was a teachable moment, so I put on my best dad-to-kid pontificating voice and explained the concept ever so wisely. I carefully conveyed that we all worry sometimes, and that's OK. It was all going so well until Gemma interrupted:Gemma: Do you worry sometimes?Me: Yeah.Gemma: Well, you just have to be patient, Daddy. You just have to wait.Me: ...Teachable moment, … [Read more...]