“So we are to be engaged in the public square, the local and global marketplace. But we are to do so as saints in the marketplace” (The Mission of God’s People by Christopher J.H. Wright) How should I be a Christian in my professional life seems to be one of those common Christian questions. We know … More Saints in the Marketplace
This is probably one of the tougher things to write about, because there are no easy answers to a hard heart. In some circumstances you may be able to recognize it in yourself, and if you are unfortunate enough to experience hardness of heart when it comes from another there may be very little that … More Hardness of Heart
You heard it growing up. The golden rule. Do onto others as you would have them do to you. I can remember a conversation I had in high school with one particular teacher. We were talking about treating others well and he said, “I just treat other people the way I want to be treated.” … More The Golden Rule
“Things treated merely as things in themselves destroy themselves because only in God have they any life” (For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann) Millennials are taught to expect things to be temporary. Whether it’s marriage or mobility, jobs or friendships, everything ends or at least everything tends to fall apart. Seasons come, … More Things Tend to Fall Apart
As a young man and a young Christian I wanted to discern the teachings of the church in regard to wealth. Wealth is a particularly important thing to a young, well-educated, and ambitious young man. So I had my questions, Jesus wasn’t really against wealth was he? Did God really want me to sell everything … More True Wealth
On may 20, 2013 Zach Sobiech died of terminal cancer. This is the story of what he did during the last months of his life. You won’t want to miss this.
NPR had this story this morning on the worsening health conditions of the aging and the homeless. Homeless adults in their late 40s and early 50s have the health problems of those in their 70s and often die within 10 years. Two things stuck out to me about this story. One that they had enough support … More The Plight of the Aging Homeless
John Armstrong has a series of very thought provoking posts on what it means to live faithfully in the culture today. You can view his first five posts here, here, here, here, and here. I really appreciate these posts for how thoughtfully John engages the question of where do we go from here. If the … More Living Faithfully Today
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