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Asking The No-No Question

June 8, 2020

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Theologian John Jefferson Davis asks the question few dare ask — “Is the COVID 19 virus a judgement from God?” — with at least two twists. First, he refuses to shame the curious. He even says: “That’s a fair and appropriate question.” How novel. Many supposedly sophisticated Christians — including evangelicals — poo-poo the query […]

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Living Through Saturday

April 11, 2020

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Our presuppositions — plagues are a thing of the past — have been strewn on the floor.

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Readings from Hebrews 10 on Good Friday

April 10, 2020

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Is Grandma worth the price?

March 29, 2020

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Hear the resurgence of Social Darwinism, a discredited 19th-century ideology that baptized rivalry.

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Great vibes in harsh times

March 15, 2020

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I’ve found three scenes of encouragement in these eerie times.

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A Lenten Prayer of Confession

February 28, 2020

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What if bank robbers mouthed the usual excuses when asked to express remorse? “But we’d feel guilty,” they’d say, “and guilt brings low self-esteem, and low self-esteem means an unhealthy self-concept.” The proper response: “Nuts to your self-esteem.” In Lent, we stop swallowing pop psychology’s bromides and face ourselves for who we are. We’re sinners. […]

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Prayer After Assassination

January 6, 2020

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Personally, I’m joining my Anglican brothers and sisters. I’m praying this prayer amid the chaos.

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Human Predators & Innocents

December 28, 2019

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Herod’s life testified to power’s dehumanization.

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“Sheer Grace” Invades

December 24, 2019

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Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. 

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Barth’s Advent Message

December 11, 2019

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The message of Advent about the coming of the light requires that we become people of Advent

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