A few words on living the dream

Culture / Discernment / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

The headline on the cover of Self was printed in a font clearly designed to catch our attention. “Live the Dream! Strong / Sexy…

Little Ways and Secret Sins

Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Spirituality

In 1873 a twenty-three-year-old French woman died of tuberculosis. It was a common disease back then and many died from this incurable pulmonary wasting…

Idols in Our Modern World

Culture / Faith / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

To live in the modern Western world is to live where the public square is determinedly secularized. The players in the square in America,…

Babylon Series: Part 12 Getting to the Gospel

Discernment / Faith / The Skill

Since movies contain the stories of our culture, thoughtfully engaging them can prompt discussion about things that are otherwise almost impossible to raise in…

Confidence with Humility

Faith / Spirituality

Many of our neighbors are dubious about truth claims, and tend to react negatively to anyone claiming that their beliefs are absolutely true and…

Working in Difficult Places

Faith

One of my Christian friends works for a large media corporation. His company produces various radio programs, magazines and television shows, generally of a…

A Wedding Homily

Faith / Family / Ordinary Life

These words were spoken at the marriage of Madison & Pamela on August 8, 2009 in Durham, NC. Earlier this week I was speaking…

What makes you afraid?

Faith

What do you fear? Hardly a week goes by without some report identifying some threat in the food supply. Experts say that terrorist sleeper…

At Peace, Always Troubled

Faith / Scripture

The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. - Atiśa Dipankara Shrijnana (982-1054 AD, Tibetan Buddhist teacher) A sense of deep inner peace is a…