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...
Little Ones to Him Belong

Little Ones to Him Belong

Jesus Loves My Grumpy Relatives   Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas bring us into close proximity with those in need. The stranger lingering in the foyer of the store. The talkative relative whose political diatribe you’ve memorized. The whining child who can’t...
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...
The Sufficiency of Jesus

The Sufficiency of Jesus

A Couple of weeks ago, I read Tish Harrison Warren’s excellent book Prayer in the Night.  In her writing, Warren is lovably—and, from a Baptist perspective, annoyingly—Anglican, which allows her to read her own spiritual journey through the lens of the church’s...