Stewardship in the Quotidian: The Kingdom in the Bathroom

Community / Discernment / Spirituality

The ethical dilemma of my Monday morning: what should I do about a nasty toilet seat? My local coffee shop only has one bathroom,…

High Five for the work you do

Ordinary Life / Work and Rest

  Yesterday two young men showed up to wash our second story windows. They accomplished in an hour what would have taken me all…

Keeping Vigil in the Storm

Ordinary Life

A few days after Easter It is very windy today. I can hear it whooshing past the house. The sky is bright with sunshine…

Christian Faithfulness and Gender Dysphoria

Discernment / Faith / Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World

Navigating Pastoral Care for People Living with Gender Identity Conflict (note: the names in this article have been changed) Oh, the things they don’t…

On Being 70

Maturity and Flourishing / Work and Rest

There have been a few random thoughts running through my head the past couple months as I reflect on the past year. You know,…

Technology and the Biblical Story

Community / Culture / Discernment / Maturity and Flourishing

Years ago, as a young engineer recently graduated from school and sitting in a cubical farm, I recall wondering, “What does the Gospel have…

Race in America: A Conversation

Community / Culture / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Reading the World—interview of Luke Bobo on Race in America “To love your neighbor as yourself,” Christopher Wright says in The Mission of God,…

When to Argue or Not

Community / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Sometimes I swear it feels like everyone has become the worst sort of fundamentalist: quick to argue, slow to listen, no, unable to listen,…

Excerpt: Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)

Books / Community / Spirituality

The Nun’s Funeral The old nun’s funeral was held at dawn, in accordance with her specific wish that her life be celebrated as holy…