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…

Discernment Exercise: Would Jesus Smoke?

Discernment / Exercises

I remember three things about the church I attended from 1976-1979. The first involves scary pastor-portraits in the hallway. The second, roller skating to…

Discernment Exercise: Listening to Music with Discernment

Discernment / Exercises

In the past few years there have been several movies whose soundtracks made more money than the movies themselves. While it’s true that there…

Discernment Exercise: Sound Bites for Jesus

Discernment / Exercises

I’m not tense, just terribly alert. It’s as BAD as you think and they ARE out to get you. Suburbia: where they rip out…

Discernment Exercise: Discussing Taste Tastefully

Discernment / Exercises

Unless you never talk about art with people, or carefully limit all discussions of aesthetic taste to those who are precisely like yourself, you’ll…

Discernment Exercise: Can We Vote Christianly?

Discernment / Exercises

Unless you really like politics, it’s rather hard, sometimes—let’s be honest—to get very enthusiastic about most elections. The constant barrage of commercials, the phone…

Christian Faithfulness in a Time Famine: Discernment Exercise

Discernment / Exercises

This past week I found myself, once again, busily paging through my daily calendar as I stood with friends, as they paged through theirs,…