The internet, and social media especially, likes to talk a lot about mindset -about having “intentionality” with our thoughts. I only mock a little. I get the idea, yes we should be aware of our thought patterns and try to identify and correct any woe-is-me mindset. And scripture certainly instructs us to take every thoughtContinue reading “Where Does My Help Come From?”
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What is Christian Vocation?
When my son was about 3 years old, he had a game he liked to play, one he called “worker.” Without warning, he would switch into an imaginary mode and start addressing me as “worker,” cheerfully asking questions like, “Hello worker! What are you working on today?” There was usually some kind of costume involvedContinue reading “What is Christian Vocation?”
Slaying Ice Giants (and other Christian pursuits)
I’m riding in the back of an Uber through lower Manhattan. The Sunday morning sun is blazing already and its light touches everything – tops of cars zipping by, people moving along the grid as one unit, buildings reaching for the sky like fingers. Every surface shimmers white hot. While the world warms, the questionsContinue reading “Slaying Ice Giants (and other Christian pursuits)”
Spiderman, Lamentations, and the Steadfast Love of God
My youngest son came to me this morning, asking as he does every morning, to fasten the velcro closures on the back of his Spiderman costume (he wears this thing like it’s his job). Only this time, he looked me in the eye and asked, “Are you tired of doing this? “ What a funnyContinue reading “Spiderman, Lamentations, and the Steadfast Love of God”
Until the World’s End
“Christ is with us until the world’s end, let His little flock be bold therefore.” –William Tyndale, (1848) Doctrinal Treatises and Introductions to Different Portions of the Holy Scriptures, p.135.
An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST JULY. (Not to be dramatic or anything…) I don’t know about you, but the first half of this year flew by in a flurry of work and family life. Almost without notice, months had passed before I realized that my personal writing was taking a serious back seat toContinue reading “An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature”
Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?
The Western church is in a strange moment. We have long enjoyed the freedom of meeting together as a body of believers in person, locally, and frequently. But last year brought a new challenge (varying in intensity depending on where you live) to our freedom of assembly. Without getting into the legality of the situationContinue reading “Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?”
A Letter on New Years Eve (2020)
Dear friends and loyal readers, Somehow, we’ve made it to the end of 2020, the strangest year of my lifetime (and probably yours, too). Aside from the election and virus drama (which is ongoing and not insignificant), our family has had an interesting year. We’ve had some exciting professional changes, as well as some personalContinue reading “A Letter on New Years Eve (2020)”
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A Writer’s Campaign: Laundry, Essays, and Pressing On Toward the Goal
I look at the clock again. How is it that time already? Where have the last 45 minutes gone? I’m scrambling to finish the task I am doing, one of about a thousand that requires me to do it, my hands and my feet, and not anyone else. My pace quickens as I throw inContinue reading “A Writer’s Campaign: Laundry, Essays, and Pressing On Toward the Goal”