Not Without Knowing My Love

Thursday mornings are hectic around my house. That’s because Ella has a school singing club that meets early on Thursdays, which means I have to get her out the door and to the school around 7:00AM. For comparison’s sake, her bus usually pulls up around 7:20AM. If you have kids, you understand what a luxury… Continue reading Not Without Knowing My Love

A Generous Orthodoxy

My friend, Jake Decker, recommended the exceptional Revisionist History podcast to me a while back. I listened to a couple of episodes and then lost track (I still struggle with the whole podcast thing). But I recently picked the show back up and listened to the entirety of the first season in a matter of… Continue reading A Generous Orthodoxy

We Are People, Not Issues

I’ve been rattling this idea around in my head for a while, and the events of this week have sort of brought it to the forefront. It seems like a common sense thing to me, but maybe my common sense is defective. Anyway, here it goes: I am a person, not an issue. And so… Continue reading We Are People, Not Issues

40

Today I turn 40. Things I’ve learned over my¬†four decades: Prostate exams aren’t comfortable in the slightest, but they’re a cotton-candy-coated¬†breeze compared to what it must feel like to give birth. Hell is outliving a child. You can’t run away from who you are, or who you’re meant to be. Christmas isn’t fun until you… Continue reading 40

The Second-Hand Truth of the Gospel of Whomever

I had lunch with friend on Friday, and he said something that really stuck with me. Josh is a writer himself, so it’s no surprise he’s good with a turn of the phrase, but this one little gem has kept me spinning since we talked. “Too many Christians,” he said, “live on second-hand truth.” I… Continue reading The Second-Hand Truth of the Gospel of Whomever