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…

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…

Who Invented Adolescence?

Faith

My husband and I are the parents of three sons, Chris, Tim and Ben, who are 24, 23 and 17, respectively. Perhaps some of…

Taking Doubt Seriously

Faith / Spirituality

For a long time now I’ve wondered why so many people rise early each Sunday morning to trek to churches where they will be…

The Process of Conversion

Faith / Spirituality

The First Stage: Energy I always say that I became a Christian on September 13, 1981, at the end of my first week as…

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…