Missing Richard Simmons and the Grace of Reciprocity

Missing Richard Simmons provides a detailed look into the complexity of human relationships and the deep need we have for truly reciprocal relationships.

Robert P. George, Cornel West and the Gift of Civil Disagreement

If our nation’s leading intellectuals can disagree with each other and still be civil, why can’t the rest of us do the same?

Stop Trying to Be a Man and Start Trying to Be a Good Man

Christian men are weeping over a form of masculinity that Jesus never called us to pursue.

You Can’t Skip Lament and Have a Happy New Year

Lament recognizes that we are pictures of the kingdom of God, not drawn to scale.

Our Pepsi Protest Party

Maybe we hate the Pepsi ad for reasons other than the more obvious ones: its vapidity, unironic consumerism, excessive denim.

Resolved: A Neighborly 2017

If the traditional American approach to dieting and exercise doesn’t help us tame our flesh, what will?

The Christian Relic Nobody Wants to Talk About

The people of Calcata continued to parade through the streets with the prepuce every January 1 almost until Return of the Jedi hit theaters.

Solidarity, BBC Dad

BBC Dad started that interview as an expert on Korean politics, but he ended it as Every Parent Ever.

Jesus the Populist, Cosmopolitan Christ

Jesus is more cosmopolitan than many ordinary Americans seem to recognize.

The Fake Kidnapping Scandal That Almost Destroyed a Megachurch Pioneer

It turns out church scandals and culture wars weren’t invented last week.

The Bridesmaid and the Sweaty Man: A Parable about Celebrity Conversions

Not only do Christians obsess over celebrities’ relationships as much as anyone else; we speculate endlessly about their spiritual lives, too.

Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump, & Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber

The Church will have the most robust and faithful engagement with our fallen world when we break out of the echo chamber.

The Best Senior Christmas Murder Pageant Mystery Play Ever! (CUE APPLAUSE NOW)

This Christmas, let’s step back and consider what we are inviting the world to observe.

No More Monkeys

Celebrities don’t exist for the sole purpose of entertaining us. They are allowed to spout off with their opinions, just like regular human beings.

Family Dinner and the Presence of Christ

It’s not a religious event, per se, but it buoys my spirit to love and be loved, to place myself within a tradition of ever-present love.

The Story of Those Little Communion Cups, Whatever Those Are Technically Called

Communion may be the moment where God and man meet face-to-face, which is cool and all, but yeesh, get on with it, God.