Hearing is Not Knowing

Ordinary Life / Scripture / Spirituality

I suspect that many of us grew up hearing, from an exasperated parent or teacher, “Just how many times do I have to tell…

Bible Reading Program for Slackers & Shirkers

Faith / Scripture

For the full interactive PDF of the reading plan click here. January 1st: Resolved to read through the Bible in a year. To pick…

Why Bother With Culture?

Culture / Spirituality

You’ve heard the criticism. Perhaps you’ve been a critic yourself. The disapproval often goes something like this: “Why do you bother messing around with…

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…