Discernment Exercise: Choosing our Spirituality

Discernment / Exercises

In the April 2007 issue of Sun, a literary magazine, the editor featured an interview with John O’Donohue, an Irish poet/philosopher and former priest.…

Discernment Exercise: Offensive Magazine Cover?

Discernment / Exercises

The editor of Discipleship Journal, a bi-monthly magazine published by The Navigators, reprinted a piece by me in their January/February 2007 issue. It appeared…

Discernment Exercise: Loving Lesbian Neighbors

Discernment / Exercises

As Christians we believe that living faithfully before the face of God includes treating non-Christians as persons made in the image of God. As…

The World According to Abercrombie & Fitch

Culture / Discernment / Ordinary Life

What do a naked man and woman sitting on a horse bareback have to do with selling T-shirts and shorts? Everything, if the clothes…

Overfed but Undernourished: Reality Television

Culture / Pluralistic World

In many ways, Reality TV may be the best example of many characteristics of television in the future.” ~Herb Terry (associate professor of communications…

Decorating or Desecrating the Temple?

Culture / Discernment / Faith

I was recently at a social gathering with friends when their four year old daughter began pointing at my arms and exclaiming that she…

Seduced by Death (Herbert Hendin, 1998)

Books / Discernment / Ordinary Life

I had gone to visit Grandpa in Groningen, Holland, for the last time before coming to the United States to study in January 1996.…

Youth Culture and Growing Up

Community / Faith / Family / Maturity and Flourishing / Pluralistic World

It is impossible to think about “growing up” in modern America without considering the role of the “youth culture” which every young person—even those…

Longing To Know

Faith / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

More people these days talk a lot about stories, when you might be expecting them to talk about truth. At a Borders gathering earlier…