January 25, 2023

Our categories of fun, happy, interesting, entertaining, and worthy are always a little bit warped by the glittering screens that surround us. Read more

November 23, 2022

Ask a bunch of Protestants what Holy Communion means, and they’re likely to respond with something about “remembering what Jesus has done for us.”   It’s not a bad answer.  After all, in Luke’s and Paul’s account of the Last Supper, Jesus instructs the disciples to “do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24).  But remembrance strikes only one note in the meaning of communion.  There’s more—not least the way that communion expresses and cultivates thanksgiving.  Communion is... Read more

November 17, 2022

Befriend uncertainty as the grace of the living God. Read more

November 12, 2022

Pastoral burnout isn’t primarily about overwork, and it can’t be addressed by taking a break or achieving better “balance” in our lives. Read more

May 10, 2022

I find myself doing less catapulting requests at heaven and more wondering and waiting. Read more

April 29, 2022

Although fasting is a spiritual discipline, it’s first a grace. Read more

January 11, 2022

I’m excited to announce my new book: The Hunger Inside: How the Meal Jesus Gave Transforms Lives, coming out with Paraclete Press on April 5! The Hunger Inside was a labor of love, a map of my own breadcrumb trail to the Lord’s table, a dive through Scripture and story into the depth and mystery of the meal Jesus gave. Here’s a short excerpt adapted from chapter 1: The late, great Orthodox priest, Alexander Schmemann wrote that “Behind all the hunger of... Read more

January 6, 2022

Jesus calls us to give up our lives, not improve upon them. Read more

December 31, 2021

As we live and move and have our being in him, our lives—and thus our plans—are drawn to Christ. Read more

December 18, 2021

Jesus of Nazareth is Adam of Eden, redux and restored, God collapsing the jagged space wrenched open by sin. Read more

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