Last summer, on a sticky, oppressively hot Wednesday afternoon in New York City, I lost my fourteen year-old son. My son isn’t easy to lose—he’s 6’5 and nearly 200 pounds—so […]
Among the toughest questions I have been asked as a pastor is some variation of the following: Why is God allowing this to happen to me? The life situations that prompt […]
Do you want to get well? It seemed such an obvious question. Jesus once met a man who had been a paralytic for 38 years – and asked if he […]
I’m not made in the image of a phone. But I do believe I’m made in the image of a loving God, who respects people as people, and objects as objects. And never shall the twain meet.
I’m an expert. Whatever you want to know, just ask me. A quick trip to Wikipedia, a glance at a news website and some soundings in the blogosphere (which, by […]
This morning, when all was quiet and the sky still dark, I savored a few pages of a novel I’ve been reading, Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer-winning Gilead. In one of the […]
If you ask me, every country needs a Copenhagen. A city of culture, history, diversity, peerless coffee, sensational gluten free food (I speak as a coeliac), and unseemly natural beauty. […]
A few nights ago, I was reading a popular children’s Bible with my kids. We read through the creation story describing how God made the light, separated the waters, formed […]