He’s almost certainly not exactly who you think he is, and to know him, you have to be open to change.Read More The wrong Jesus: A Christmas Meditation
My somewhat-rambling reflections on turning 40.Read More This is 40
The trauma of generations past can impact us today, but healing can be found.Read More The scars of our fathers: Remembering John Secord
It’s hard to wrap our minds around how diametrically opposed Americans are politically and culturally. It often feels quite literally like we are living in different realities from each other, perceiving events so distinctly that it’s as if we’re on separate worlds. And this phenomenon isn’t limited to the U.S. – most Western democracies are […]Read More Why are we so divided? It’s about identity
“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” – St. Augustine, Confessions “All of you who were baptized into Christ have put on the family likeness of Christ. Gone is the distinction between Jew and Greek, slave and free man, male and female – you […]Read More The idolatry and slavery of identity
People are funny. We identify strongly with groups and are quick to be defensive about ourselves or others in the groups we belong to. We’re so oriented to this way of thinking that there’s even a phrase describing it (“groupthink”), and we learn to interpret communication according to often subconscious queues that are understood in […]Read More What’s the big deal about white privilege?
The Christianity practiced by the American Church has made it largely impotent and a shadow of what it is supposed to be. Lord, where to even begin? I guess the first place is to note that, while this critique is aimed primarily at the White American Church, there is no version that is blameless and, […]Read More Why the American Church is failing