Learning in the Crucible of Tragedy

Learning in the Crucible of Tragedy

On March 17, 2022, fire erupted in downtown Ranger, Texas. Fueled by dry conditions and high winds, the fire spread quickly. Before it could be extinguished, at least five buildings had been destroyed or seriously damaged. One of those buildings was occupied by Second...
Telling the Truth About Ourselves

Telling the Truth About Ourselves

As I write these words, it is a frosty, gloomy Friday afternoon, and my mood resembles the weather outside. I just finished reading a Christianity Today article about another prominent pastor who has resigned from his church in disgrace. Though he admitted to having...
“Give Us a king”

“Give Us a king”

Russell Moore has been doing a lot of writing lately about the dangers posed to the church by an excessive desire to obtain, exercise, and protect power. He has argued, in ways both subtle and overt, that too many evangelical Protestants (and conservative Roman...
Trusting God in the Silence

Trusting God in the Silence

Since the beginning of the year, my church and I have been reflecting upon what it means to really know God. We have been using Exodus 33:18-20 and 34:6-7 as our guide, and we have found that God’s goodness is an underappreciated yet indispensable aspect of who God...