Are you still shock-able? Several times recently, a Christ-follower on social media has shocked me completely. The circumstances have been very different—for instance, a writer publicly nursing a private wound, or in another case, a thinker and his Twitter followers howling out against injustice. In each case, someone lashed out, using the harshest language we... Continue Reading →
In the early days, to admit that I wanted to be a writer was painfully embarrassing. “What are your hobbies?” someone would ask. “Um, nothing really.” The asker’s eyebrows would freeze into question marks. But I hated being boring, so desperately I’d cast about for a better answer. “I used to jog, but I have... Continue Reading →
This morning I had a nice stroll through C.S. Lewis’ garden and this afternoon I oggled Jane Austen’s handwritten stories. Really. I am sitting in a café next to . . . who knows? Professors, students, travelers like me, here from the four corners of the world, perched above a street that a hundred heroes... Continue Reading →
Hey friends! This one's for the weary... So pleased to team up with The Gospel Coalition today for this article. You can check it out here, and while you're at it, peruse their site for deep thoughts, strong encouragement, and a good theological shot of espresso.
I am profoundly, deeply, absolutely and only human. No surprise there, right? But I think there are a lot of people who are confused on this point. You see them all around — outraged, entitled, critical, and despondent. People who expect other people to part around them like they’re Moses crossing the Red Sea. (Although,... Continue Reading →