When you get old, who will you be?

Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Spirituality

What in life sustains us for the long trip to the end of our days? Sometimes a stream of despair causes me to doubt…

Polarization, reaction and faithfulness

Discernment / Ordinary Life / Spirituality

I like to think that my beliefs are pure, held only because they are demonstrably true, and maintained in a form untouched by the…

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…

Trust In A Financial Crisis

Faith

When the recession began in 2008 and huge, fabled institutions were shown to be less secure than most people had believed, the word “trust”…

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…