The Sweet Ache of Friendship
Braving Shadows and Chasing Heaven
Dec 1, 2023
In moments when the extraordinary breaks into the ordinary, we feel, even if only briefly, that we were made for a beauty beyond this world.
Faith in an Age of Unbelief
Breaking the Spells of Modernity
Aug 21, 2023
The world assures us only what we see is real. It repeats the lie until we wonder if it’s truth. How can we break the devil’s spell?
Break the Hardness in Me
A Holy Week Prayer for the Heart
Apr 3, 2023
All of us need help feeling as we should feel before the cross of Christ. So how can we enter into the sorrow and awe of Good Friday?
Christmas and Our Longing to Belong
Dec 12, 2022
We long for home — for a safe, happy place where we belong. And every year, the manger reminds us that our longing for home is really a longing for him.
Jesus, Only Jesus
What ‘Christ Alone’ Really Means
Oct 18, 2022
The name to answer our guilt is not our own name or Mary’s name or Muhammad’s name. The answer is Jesus, only Jesus.
When Death Does Us Part
Last Words of a Long Lost Love
Aug 16, 2022
When a long and happy marriage finally ends, nothing in this world can quite remove the wound a living spouse carries. But something beyond this world can.
Agony in the Garden
What Jesus Suffered in Gethsemane
Apr 13, 2022
In the garden of Gethsemane, the fate of the universe turned on one sentence, pressed from Jesus like oil crushed from an olive: “Not my will, but yours, be done.”
God in Skin and Time
Jesus as the Beloved Son
Dec 22, 2021
“Son of God” is a familiar title filled with profound mystery. What does it mean for Jesus, the son of Mary, to also be the Son of God?
The Death of Gandalf
When Tolkien Pierced My Heart
Sep 3, 2021
Sometimes made-up scenes teach us reality best, like the profound and enduring lessons from Gandalf’s fall into the abyss.
A Daring and Beautiful Duel over Death
Apr 7, 2021
What should we see when we look at a skull? In Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ and George Herbert’s “Death,” two of the greatest English poets duel over the grave.
Into the Waters with Us
Five Reasons Jesus Was Baptized
Jan 8, 2021
When Jesus was baptized, he went under the water for us — so that he might represent us, and so that we might be with him forever.
King over Chaos
The Lordship of Christ on Election Day
Nov 2, 2020
The early Christians had almost no political or economic power. Many were slaves. Yet they all shared one revolutionary conviction: Jesus is Lord.
The Day Jesus Stayed Dead
Waiting in the Heartache of Holy Saturday
Apr 11, 2020
Jesus not only died and rose. He was buried. And our full redemption rests, in part, on the silence of Holy Saturday.
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