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…

Longing To Know

Faith / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

More people these days talk a lot about stories, when you might be expecting them to talk about truth. At a Borders gathering earlier…

Christianity, Tolerance and Pearl Harbor

Faith / Spirituality

A few years ago Elizabeth Kristol did a brilliant little piece on tolerance in a pluralistic society. It was a disarming critique of the…

Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love

Community / Creation / Family / Hospitality / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

There are few issues that have generated more political heat and extreme rhetoric, more anger and hatred, confusion and pain, than the issue of…

Learning from Jeremiah: The A-Ha! of Calling

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

One of the temptations I succumb to most easily is to take the calling of God for granted. Assuming I’ve begun to comprehend how…