Impatience in Prayer

Faith

“Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.” [Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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,…

The Uncomfortable Path to Maturity

Maturity and Flourishing / Spirituality

Long before I heard the term, disequilibrium was a part of the process of growth in my life. It’s the term educational theorists use…