Lessons from Lewis: A Speck of Light

Lessons from Lewis: A Speck of Light

I’ve read and reread the Chronicles of Narnia almost annually since my mother introduced them to me as a child. Some scenes stick out time after time.  When the Queen accuses Edmund of treachery in the presence of Aslan, his response always moves me—no words, just a...
Cultivating A Culture That Values Life

Cultivating A Culture That Values Life

Violent crime and political extremism have become an unfortunate part of the American experience. The heartache endured by countless families and communities is enough to dull one’s senses—or, alternatively, to consume one with rage. And the more the American Right...
Dentist Chairs and the Nearness of God

Dentist Chairs and the Nearness of God

God is Always with Me   “You’re doing great, Patty. We’re almost done.” His words brought hope but what I wanted to hear sounded more like “All done.” Why does thirty-six percent of the population fear the dentist? I’m not sure but I’m one of the thirty-six...
Are Dynamic Changes Coming To The Church In 2023?

Are Dynamic Changes Coming To The Church In 2023?

The calendar has turned over to 2023, and it is time for the obligatory look forward into the future of American Christianity. I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet (to paraphrase Amos). And, since I’m a Christian, I don’t believe in crystal balls. So,...
Failing Love

Failing Love

I can’t swim the ocean that’s growing between us The shores are too far apart Grover Levy, “When We Fail Love”   These words may be simple, but they are some of the saddest ever penned in contemporary Christian music. They bear witness to an intractable...