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…

The Unfairness of it All

Faith

In August, as Russian forces rolled into Georgia, I watched images of carnage from South Ossetia—a place I had never heard of, and perhaps…

Resources for Understanding Scripture

Books / Scripture

Christian discernment is not the process of applying minds and imaginations to issues of life and culture. It is, rather, applying minds and imaginations…

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…

A Wedding Homily

Faith / Family / Ordinary Life

These words were spoken at the marriage of Madison & Pamela on August 8, 2009 in Durham, NC. Earlier this week I was speaking…

What makes you afraid?

Faith

What do you fear? Hardly a week goes by without some report identifying some threat in the food supply. Experts say that terrorist sleeper…

What Do Students Need from Me?

Faith

What do my students need from me? Obviously, they need knowledge. If our civilization is to live, then each generation will need to know,…