If I recall correctly, Triablogue was one of the blogs with which we used to spar back in the day. But today is not the day for that. I just learned that his wife passed suddenly. If you’re of a praying mind, remember his family today.
John, I saw that comic making the rounds, too. Part of me wants to say “right on” to it. Another part of me questions whether or not some of the “meh” people are still Christian, but tired of the effects of moralism and Fundamentalism that grow like mold in the evangelical sphere. I haven’t made […]
I wonder if for some evangelicals, not declining as fast as those “backslidden mainliners” equates to growth. What reporting on the stats doesn’t often tell us, and what I’ve heard from a few missions-oriented types, is that the only growth in the Church in North America is happening among immigrant and minority populations. I have […]
Chaplain Mike put up a good conversation starter on the church and our place in it today, especially for those who are wandering. It’s odd to be in a place where I’m serving out of a sense of calling/giftedness/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, but where I choose to keep the institutionalization of it as far from me as possible. […]
There may be no faker set of people than the folks who say they value authenticity and community. Best line of the day. Christendom is dead. It just doesn’t know it yet. The thing about authenticity and community is that any group you could find to fit that description in truth is largely unknown to […]
I’ve always wanted to read Moby Dick “because it’s a classic.” But every person I’ve heard describe it makes me want to leave it there on the shelf. How did something so apparently loathed become so well regarded?
I’ll own that confession on L’Engle. My Mother-in-law gave me A Wrinkle in Time. I started it that evening and did not stop until it was finished. I repent in sackcloth and ashes for missing out on her this long. I don’t care if the story was intended for a young audience. It’s magnificent, and […]
My mom and my wife are out picking up some last minute food. My aunt and daughters are engaged in some activity. Grandma is reading, or napping, or both. And so I have a few moments of quiet and contemplation as Advent draws to a close. What better way to spend it by having a […]
Jaredd, I gave a Twitter-length answer on our Twitter thread, but this may be a better format. There’s no need to wrap your mind around how I’d measure the effect, because I have no intention to do so. I do find immense value in asking questions, though, even if they are uncomfortable. In this case, […]