Reading Time: 2 minutes In my church, our Lenten theme is “Reminders of Faith.” We are looking at every day items that remind us of our faith journeys. What reminds you of your faith? … Continue reading Little Reminders of Faith
Reading Time: 6 minutes How do you hear the gospel? Do you hear like Nicodemus hears? What is the filter through which we experience God? None of us can attain a true tabula rasa. … Continue reading How do you hear the gospel?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do not be afraid. Do something. How many times does the Bible say, “Fear not”? Isaiah 41.10, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you…” Genesis 15.1, “Do not … Continue reading Should We Fear COVID-19?
Reading Time: 3 minutes “From dust you have come. To dust you will return.” During our Ash Wednesday worship service, I repeated that phrase one hundred times. Each time, I drew a little cross … Continue reading Ash Wednesday Reflection
Reading Time: 3 minutes The French philosopher Rémi Brague argues that “atheism has failed, hence it is doomed to disappear in the long run” (Curing Mad Truths, University of Notre Dame Press, 2019, chapter … Continue reading Rémi Brague & the Failure of Atheism
Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently, a friend shared a post about a political rally on social media. I started to read the post. Then, I thought about the verse about “edifying talk” from Ephesians … Continue reading Political Rally vs. Worship Services
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher of language. He once said, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” That is, your world and your knowledge are … Continue reading Wittgenstein & the Democratic Debate
Reading Time: 2 minutes Years ago, I was leading a Bible study about Christian character. I asked everyone to try and think of a person who exemplified Christian character. A couple looked at one … Continue reading Iowa & Voting
Reading Time: 3 minutes Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, when traditions were vastly different than today, and people had fewer choices, there was a farmer and an old money-lender. … Continue reading Two Pebbles
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the essay prompts for one of the colleges to which my son applied was, “What would you paint on [in a public space] and why is this your … Continue reading What I Learned from My Son’s College Essay
Reading Time: 2 minutes Your Life Has Value I heard he killed himself. Then, I heard it was an accident. In either case, the same feeling comes: his life had value and it seemed … Continue reading Your Life Has Value
Reading Time: 2 minutes Advent is the season of expectant waiting. We get ready for Christmas during Advent. We look ahead. We anticipate Christ coming into the world. During the four weeks of Advent, … Continue reading What is the ‘love’ in Advent?