July 11, 2019

Maybe it’s possible to discover a love of neighbor broad enough to encompasses a nation. Read more

June 13, 2019

Perhaps knowing the pain of being misunderstood can prompt us to give the gift of understanding to others. Read more

June 3, 2019

Rural communities don’t need to be reformed or rescued.  Rural already has plenty to offer, and people will do what people have always done: choose the best option for their family.  For a lot of folks in their 30s and 40s, that means going rural. Read more

May 29, 2019

Could it be that the influence-seeking superstarization of church leaders has blunted what should be our basic commitment to the root Christian virtue of holiness? Read more

May 9, 2019

What feels like praying to you?  Is it quilting or serving in the soup kitchen or teaching children or doing your work well and thoroughly?  Is it playing music or creating art?  Where are you pouring out your life for God? Read more

April 16, 2019

We cannot know him, follow him, or love him unless we embrace Jesus’ cruciform heart. Read more

April 11, 2019

The ancient church was called “the Way” because it’s meant to be walked–and it’s impossible to walk it alone (Acts 9:2).  We need spiritual fathers and mothers. Read more

April 4, 2019

Being called to ministry will involve a sensible, loving unfolding of our whole lives in a deliberate direction, some of which we choose for ourselves, some of which we don’t. Read more

March 28, 2019

It’s so easily forget that to be alive is to be the beneficiary of a whole line of giftedness slacking back into history’s dark waters. Read more

March 6, 2019

The words and ash of Ash Wednesday are a prick to our consciences to turn and truly live. Read more

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