We should always expect to worry, at least a little. Anxiety is a normal part of life. I should say: It's something we all have to deal with, in the world that we know. Maybe anxiety is not 'normal' at all - maybe it was never meant to be. The Christian Faith says that, while … Continue reading Why Do You Worry?
Every other Wednesday, instead of an original post, I'll provide links to podcasts, blogs, articles, etc. that are shaping how I think about the issues I love to write about: Marriage and Family, Culture, Leadership, and the Church. New Churches Q and A: Current Strategy for a Young Church Plant This is from a nationwide organization that … Continue reading Wednesday Roundup: The Church Has Moved! Podcast Interview with Yours Truly…
The last seven months.... How would you describe them? If you had to choose one word, what would it be? I'd love for you to share your word, and why you chose it, in the comments below. For me, the word is: "Wait". Wait. Wait. And wait some more. I grew up skateboarding and playing … Continue reading Waiting Time: Wasted Time?
Three writers I respect, have written recently about what appear to be 'revivals' without God - as if that were possible. I would love for you to read, and respond in the comment section, below. David French Joshua Mitchell Ross Douthat
I bet you had this thought, back in March: "Okay, this totally stinks, but we can hack it. I'll be about July - maybe late-July - before things get back to normal. So let's buckle down. Get it done. Ride hard, now, and trust that in a few months, we can put all of this … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: A Half-Marathon? Or a Triathlon?
Our son does something at the breakfast table, each morning, that started off funny, but then got kind of, well, difficult: Jack: Dad, how you doing? Dad: I'm good buddy, how are you? Jack: Mama, how you doing? Mom: Pretty good, thanks for asking! Jack: Dad, how you doing? Dad: Uh, I'm good man. How's … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: But Are You Really Happy?
Steve Cuss was a very young graduate of a Bible College. His first call in ministry was to serve as a chaplain in a Level One trauma unit. On his first night, he describes walking into this scene, in the Intensive Care waiting room:"There were more than a dozen family members, most of them screaming, … Continue reading When Someone’s Son Is Killed…
After he turned forty years old, Ray Kinsella decided to take up farming. He’s never done it before. But he, his wife and daughter move to Iowa, and buy a cornfield. One day, when he’s out in the cornfield by himself, he hears a voice: “If you build it, he will come…” Then, Ray sees … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: Forward, Together?
My two year old son calls him "Dark Gator", but to the rest of us he's "Darth Vader" - the baddest Sith Lord on the block; unforgiving commander of the Empire; Intergalactic HR officer who does not want to field your puny work complaint, thank you very much. He's also the voice in my … Continue reading Planting in a Pandemic, Part 4: *Darth Vader Voice* “I Find Your Lack of ‘Expertise’, Disturbing…”