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…

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…

Impatience in Prayer

Faith

“Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.” [Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's…

Responding to Questions About Old Testament Law

Faith / Scripture

Here’s the situation: A non-Christian friend asks how I can possibly take Old Testament laws against homosexuality seriously when other laws make provisions I…