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February 03, 2019
Before and After
I happened upon a stash of old black and white photographs a few years ago....
January 31, 2019
When They Required A Song
I was briefly on the Ride Home with John and Kathy (40 min. mark) last...
January 20, 2019
Don’t Buy a Razor, Go to Church and Drink the Wine
If we were able to go to church this morning, which we might try to...
January 13, 2019
How To Be In The Center Of God’s Will
It’s not the usual way that Epiphany itself falls on a Sunday so that the...
January 06, 2019
A Reason To Eat Cake On Epiphany
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, that auspicious moment when you begin eating those...
January 03, 2019
God Doesn’t Lose His Identity When You Dutifully Serve Him
I discovered something foolish on the internet this morning and thought you might like to...
December 23, 2018
The Washington Post Discovers The Magnificat
[Jesus excited that Americans apparently want to become Christian.] My soul magnifies the Lord, and...
December 19, 2018
Use ‘Joyance’ in a Sentence
This was a fun and hilarious thread on twitter, only partially ruined midway by a...
December 16, 2018
How Is Your Christmas Coming?
It has come to that alarming moment in Advent where I look at the calendar...
December 14, 2018
7 Reasons To Do A Pageant On Christmas Eve
Thought it would be fun to enumerate seven reasons to kill yourself by doing your...
December 09, 2018
Grief and Hope
This is a beautiful and tragic piece that made the rounds a week or two...
December 02, 2018
What Are You Waiting For?
Stumbled on this depressing piece somewhere or other on twitter. It begins this way, If...
November 25, 2018
Washing Your Face Won’t Make You Live Forever
I happened by Psalm 24 the other day, not long after reading that long, interesting...
November 11, 2018
The Word Never Says What You Want To Hear
Below is a basic Christianity 101 talk I gave on Friday to students, some of...
November 09, 2018
7 Saving Takes
You survived the week! So did I, barely. One Yesterday, as you no doubt saw,...
November 04, 2018
Church is Better than Politics, that App, and the Time Change
It is really and truly November. You can know because we’ve had our hour “given”...
October 28, 2018
In A Week Of Terrible News
Well, there goes another bad and discouraging week in America. It’s hard to stop scrolling...
October 26, 2018
7 Takes To Having It All
Ah, the fake end of another long week. Why fake? Because there’s one more birthday...
October 21, 2018
The Cruelty of Letting Go
This was making the rounds earlier—some young man in a flowery T-shirt leaning forward in...
October 17, 2018
At the Name of Jesus Everyone will be Embarrassed
Well, this is depressing, and so is this. The first is Ligonier’s State of Theology,...
October 07, 2018
Meditation Upon the Closing of a Neighborhood Church
The Methodist Church near the Old Good Shepherd (Now Islamic Awareness Center) recently closed. I...
September 27, 2018
Leave Self-Help and Try Radical Dependence Instead
I was on The Ride Home with John and Kathy yesterday (40min mark) complaining about...
September 25, 2018
Girl Go To Church
The best thing about the modern world is that you don’t have to read books...
September 23, 2018
The Flourishing of the Christian
I have been unfortunate, lately, to be constantly running into the word “flourishing.” It is...
September 18, 2018
Reality Bites The Dust
It is utterly fascinating, in a troubling and terrible sort of way, to watch the...
September 16, 2018
Isn’t It Over Yet?
It may be that I just spent twenty minutes scrolling through Pope Francis’ twitter feed...
September 11, 2018
The Word of the Day
[Jesus watching me spin out.] For some of you the word of the day is...
September 09, 2018
If You Don’t Take Care, Who Will?
In a nod to reality, I acknowledged the date and spent a goodly portion of...
September 02, 2018
Abortion is Not Self-Care
Perhaps many of you who wander around the highways and byways of social media came...
August 31, 2018
A Little Advice for Francis, Cupich, Wuerl, and McCarrick
Might as well confess to spending a few snatched moments this week biting my nails...
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