Getting Serious About Laughter
Yes, I Do Want to Be Friends with My Kids
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 […]
St. Patrick’s Breastplate
What a wonderful prayer/confession/affirmation. The Lorica, or St. Patrick’s Breastplate I arise today With a mighty power, Calling on the name of the Holy Trinity, Affirming His Threeness, Confessing His Oneness, Thanking my Creator, loving His Creation. I arise today Made strong by Christ’s coming. Made strong by His Baptism. Made strong by His crucifixion, […]
I Need A Hero
My Father In the Valley of the Shadow
“Is his mercy clean gone for ever?”
I Gave Up Giving Stuff Up For Lent
Our Role: Moral Gatekeepers or Bearers of Glad Tidings?
This is from John Dickerson’s, The Decline of Evangelical America. Thanks to Wesley Hill for the link. … How can evangelicalism right itself? I don’t believe it can — at least, not back to the politically muscular force it was as recently as 2004, when white evangelicals gave President George W. Bush his narrow re-election. […]
Advent: Living On Purpose
Note: This was originally posted in 2010, but has been polished up a little. A very little. –Sam Advent is upon us once more. For those not familiar with (or frightened by) Advent, it’s not something only Roman Catholics do, but an ancient Christian celebration (begun in 380 AD, I’m told) that is growing in […]