This worked the first time I did it with our seven-year-old, so I decided to try it again. To talk about the difference between what God makes and what people make. We made a Paper People. His shirt had to
I’ve seen puzzle books for catechism, little comic books, flashcards, workbooks. But I haven’t seen what I’m wanting. I want a set of ideas to feel the questions.
It’s been eight years since we said goodbye to our Elise. I still get anxious as June comes to an end. I get urpy when the starry bunting goes up for sale. I still feel wistful when we watch the
A busy kitchen remodel and a frenetic Disney vacation have given me time to digest some of the more subtle but still dramatically different ideas I’m hearing outside of fundamentalism. In fundamentalism, appeals to humility are a persistent trope. Keswick
How to be a Gadfly: Pick a cause that you’re passionate about, and ride that horse for all you’re worth. Start small. Your cause may be an item of earth-shaking significance or something utterly obscure, but you’re more likely to
Humans are human because they are conscious of living within a community. When the sense of fellowship is lost humanity is lost. Giambattista Vico Symmetry works for me. Not a Jeffersonian kind of decorating symmetry where the left side of
If you caught my Ebenezer series (which ended with this final post), you’d be interested to know that the final chapter, removed from my book under threat of termination, is now published in this month’s Kenneth Burke Journal under the
The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.” Acts 23:11 A sermon from the previous October on
I’m calling this Ebenezer “Vista” because nothing quite worked out like I anticipated. And after it was over, it seemed like downgrading to an earlier version would be best. I’ve got to admit. I’d just rather not talk about this.
Fundamentalists often hear and repeat, “My Bible is all I need.” And while I understand and affirm the sentiment that God’s Word is well. . . . GOD’s WORD, the expression is full of hubris. It’s not that God’s Word