Joy is an ever-present reality to which we open wide our souls to receive, but it is also a remembering and a longing.Read more "The Impossibility of Joy (An Advent Reflection)"
How will we know how to suffer well in deeper and more traumatic situations, if we have not learned how to suffer well through our inconveniences and mental discomforts?Read more "Our Suffering Problem"
God, I am done with you.Read more "Washing My Hands of God"
Throughout the Ages, God has absorbed the insults of his accusers and endured the mischaracterizations of his followers.Read more "Killing God to Find God"
I’m not sure how to describe the feelings that go beyond heartbroken and devastated. Honest to God, I don’t.Read more "For Abbott"
Our house church lost a beautiful young man, Abbott Forrester Garn, this week. His family has been an intimate part of our lives for the last decade. I offered these words at the funeral in the midst of the tragedy.Read more "The Light of Christ is Breaking In"
In my experience, the only place where the superficial veneer is stripped away, where pretense is obliterated, where cosmetic application fails, and where vulnerability is unmasked and triumphantly exposed… is in the presence of a loving, non-judgmental, other-centered group of trusted friends.Read more "Between the Questions…"