Why I’m a Christian

Why I’m a Christian

This pandemic has given me a lot of time to think. I’ve spent a lot of that time contemplating God. How we come to understand God. How we interact with the Bible. How our understanding of God impacts the way we treat and care for each other. How our common...
It’s Bigger than Sex

It’s Bigger than Sex

I understand why more and more people care less and less about what the church has to say.  I understand what it feels like to listen to the same people who claim to have the inside track on righteousness find ways to sidestep so many of the things that ail the world...
Lessons from a Pandemic

Lessons from a Pandemic

I had a dream the other night. I’m told that we dream every night, and that it’s really a matter of whether or not we remember those dreams. I usually don’t remember any. But I started praying to remember my dreams…. I can’t help but feel...
Jesus is on the Throne

Jesus is on the Throne

You hear it every election season, particularly in a time when each election seems more contentious and divided than the one that came before it. We remind ourselves that Jesus is on the throne to calm our anxieties. We remind ourselves because it sounds good to imply...
Rethinking Belonging

Rethinking Belonging

The Good Samaritan is one of those stories that transcends the Christian tradition in some senses (which is a nice reminder that we don’t actually own these stories). It’s worth revisiting (or visiting for the first time) here. What the story illustrates...