In this brief tribute to the Rev. Dr. Timothy Keller (1950-2023), I call attention to him as a faithful border-stalker, a characteristic all followers of Jesus should desire.
Once each year, Shepherd’s Harvest Festival brings me an opportunity to slow down and relish the glory of God’s earth and human creativity. The eggrolls on a stick make the day complete.
When Jesus saw the lost crowds, he had compassion on them. Do we see them with love? Or do we see some of those different from ourselves as contemptible?
In Biblical Critical Theory, Dr Watkin walks through the story of Scripture showing how it critiques and transforms the ideas, values, and ideologies of modern culture.
For a wonderful selection of poems that celebrate the glory of creation and the extraordinary nature of the ordinary, get a copy of Mary Oliver’s Devotions.
The follower of Jesus is called to be a person of hope. Pessimism about the state of things doesn’t help.
America has a serious problem with guns, and the followers of Jesus can take the lead on thinking this issue through. Three articles for discussion.
Three articles worth discussing. Two on an ideology known as “Christian nationalism,” and one on whether a revival of Christian faith can occur in America.
Two books on foundational doctrines of American evangelicalism. Developed by John Nelson Darby, they involve novel ideas about the Bible, the church, and End Times.
Three extracts from my reading: On trivialization of faith; on caring for the earth which is the Lord’s; and on when entertainment shapes life.
It is difficult to wait for things, like spring. Or for God to bring about justice against wicked schemes.
In this sermon I reflect on Psalm 130, and the calling of God that we flourish, not languish, in waiting. Doing so makes us people of hope.
[Explicit Lyrics] A pastor helps us listen with understanding to RTJ4, a rap album by a duo who have known and want us to see the brokenness of our world.
I shouldn’t tell you what I gave up for Lent, but the impact on me was so good I’m going to tell you anyway. Hope it’s worth it.
The people of God have the life-giving calling of being a truth seeker in a culture of lies, deceit, and half-truths.
This book celebrates and demonstrates what it means to be faithful in the ordinary to the glory of God.
Bono’s memoir is a lyrically written story of U2, songs, music, fame, activism, relationships, and deep faith.
Two extracts from my reading: On coffee & Capitalism, and on Kraft Mac & Cheese.
Raising backyard chickens brings wonder and patience, but not necessarily eggs.
Four extracts: Wendell Berry’s vital words; Marilyn Chandler on childlikeness; Michael Gerson sees rot in evangelical politics; Tish Harrison Warren on A Rocha.