Why Are Storytellers Often Bad Preachers and Preachers Often Bad Storytellers?


This subject deserves more attention, but consider this a timid foray into a field with tall grass and various lurking beasts all of which this adventurer cannot hope to see. A friend recently bemoaned the apparent problem that many of our leading theologians are disconnected from good storytelling and that many of our leading storytellers […]

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Real Foreman


I’m not a big Switchfoot fan. I love the little I’ve heard of Jon Foreman’s solo work. But this was really worth a watch. It felt very honest and so much of it resonated with where I am, or want to be. Meet the opposite of a Christian who has everything figured out, or an […]

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In the Night, My Hope…


This song has been a balm, an anthem, a wise friend during some dark days. I think it was Ben Shive who talked about how often you find, among Andrew Peterson fans, that people have been through a lot of deep pain. This feels very true, based on my own experience, as well as having […]

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The Shackleton


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This was on my Twitter feed last night. Thanks to my friend, Brannon and fellow-humans, Bittman/Dash. Do you know about Ernest Shackleton? He was what one might refer to as a man. Speaking of men, I was telling my son about Joshua and Caleb and how much I admired them. We were talking about Caleb in […]

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Have You Got Your Ears On?


My wife picked out our freshly-five-year-old son’s birthday present, a pair of walkie-talkies. He was thrilled. “Oh, Mommy! It’s just E-zackly what I wanted. Thank you!” We were pleased, proud, and happy. What amazing parents we were. What gift selection. What a joyful home we had made. Everything, as the poets have said, was awesome. […]

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