Meet Your Neighborhood Neopagan

Faith / Spirituality

With the Gaia ponderings of Lilith Fair and the post-apocalyptic blow-up of the Burning Man festival in the desert of Nevada, the summer of…

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…

A Tale of Two Parties: The 300th Birthday of Jonathan Edwards

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

On October fifth, 1703, a little boy was born on the Colonial frontier in East Windsor, Connecticut. Three centuries later in 2003, eight events…

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…

Marriage: Is There a Place Between Cynicism and Idolatry?

Family / Ordinary Life / Scripture / Spirituality

Marriage is universal. As Christians, we know why. Genesis tells us that God created it at the very beginning of his creation of humanity.…

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…